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CAREER PATHFINDER: U.S. Navy veteran Camy R. Ruck credits the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance with assisting her in finding the type of job she wanted in civilian life. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Transition to civilian jobs aided by R.I.-based alliance

Camy R. Ruck’s experience in the U.S. Navy from 2012 to 2018 equipped her with skills to be an information system technician overseeing computer...
R.I. COMMERCE SECRETARY Stefan Pryor announced on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, that he is running for the Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer. Pryor, a Democrat from Providence, served for seven years as Rhode Island's secretary of commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pryor announces campaign for R.I. treasurer

PROVIDENCE – After serving as the state's first commerce secretary since 2015, Stefan Pryor is joining the race for the Rhode Island Office of...
THE PROVIDENCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY voted unanimously on May 16 to authorize the agency to provide "Superman" building owner High Rock Development LLC with a $10 million loan as part of the proposed $223.1 million renovation of the building at 111 Westminster St. into 285 apartments. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
PAMELA BHATIA

Providence Redevelopment Agency approves $10M loan for ‘Superman’ building

PROVIDENCE – Another $10 million in financing was secured as part of the proposed redevelopment of the former Industrial Trust Co. headquarters, the 26-story...
OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and...

Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west...
SETTING UP SHOP: Laura Guillén, the new Rhode Island executive director for Entrepreneurship for All, is forming a network of mentors and prospective program participants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mass. business incubator arrives in Providence

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat, especially for people of color. And if Rhode Island’s undersized share of minority-owned businesses is...
MOVING AHEAD: George Metz, who has Montauk and Narragansett tribal roots, has certified his company, G. Metz Moving and Storage, as a minority-owned business, but in some cases, he feels it’s been a hinderance. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERTY WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: Declaring minority status wasn’t an easy decision for Metz

(Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each are asked their views on...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. Board of Directors voted 7-0 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to give High Rock Development LLC $15 million in tax credits through the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit Program and $5.7 million from the First Wave Closing Fund as part of the $223.1 million financing package for the redevelopment of the Industrial Trust Co. building at 111 Westminster St. / PBN PHOTO/
PAMELA BHATIA

R.I. Commerce board approves $21M in ‘Superman’ building financing

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors voted 7-0 on Wednesday to approve nearly $21 million in state incentives as part of...
THE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY Land Trust's new food hub at 404 Broad St. in Providence, slated to open this summer, will house businesses to address food inequality in the community. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Community support helps Land Trust’s new food hub grow

PROVIDENCE – When the Southside Community Land Trust over the last several years needed to have harvested crops cleaned to be prepared as healthy...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...
Josh Saal / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Five Questions With: Josh Saal

Josh Saal | Deputy secretary of commerce for housing, R.I. Executive Office of Commerce 1. What’s your outlook on Rhode Island’s housing situation, in terms...

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