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ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT: Attendees listen to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speak during an economic-outlook luncheon event in 2017 at the R.I. Convention Center. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s latest luncheon, to be held Sept. 24, will feature Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys.
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Editor’s Choice: Celebrate local businesses at economic outlook luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Celebrate local businesses at economic-outlook luncheon RAVI KUMAR, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys, will participate in a moderated conversation...

DesignxRI Design Week plans textile-manufacturing panel

PROVIDENCE – During DesignxRI Design Week, Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free panel discussion for manufacturers, designers...
THE APPLICATION PERIOD for the Polaris MEP Manufacturing Innovation Challenge opens Friday, Aug. 24.

Polaris MEP Manufacturing Innovation Challenge application period opens Friday

PROVIDENCE – The application period for the next cohort of Polaris MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge opens Friday.The program matches companies with a team of...

Polaris MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge application period opens Aug. 24

PROVIDENCE – The application period for the next cohort of Polaris MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge opens Aug. 24, the nonprofit announced.Polaris MEP will host...

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...
CHRISTIAN COWAN of Polaris MEP says the group is in search of technology experts to pitch in on projects with some of Rhode Island's manufacturers. The application deadline is June 15. / COURTESY POLARIS MEP

Five Questions With: Christian Cowan

With a June 15 deadline, Polaris MEP, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership for Rhode Island, is in search of technological consultants and other professionals to...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments?How does...
MARK RANALDI of North Providence-based SecurityRI is one of the breakout session leaders at the 2018 World Trade Day at Bryant University on May 23. / COURTESY SECURITYRI

Registration open for Bryant University World Trade Day May 23

SMITHFIELD – Technology in Global Trade is the theme of World Trade Day 2018 at Bryant University’s Chafee Center for International Business in Smithfield, according...
POLARIS MANUFACTURING EXTENSION Partnership is expanding its roster of professional consultants to assist local manufacturers and is accepting applications from May 1 through June 15.

Polaris MEP recruiting specialists for manufacturing consulting

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is expanding its roster of professional consultants that it will connect with local manufacturers, the nonprofit organization announced...
IN THE CLASSROOM: Steven H. Kitchin, left, New England Institute of Technology vice president for corporate education and training, speaks with Kaleb Buffum, a student in the Shipbuilding Advanced Manufacturing Institute program, while instructor Wayne Farmer looks on at the facility on Post Road in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Healthy R.I. manufacturing industry driven by military defense, textiles

Since his start as Polaris MEP center director four years ago, Christian Cowan has watched the state’s manufacturing industry blossom. So much so, he...
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