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McKee budget proposes $5M for small-business energy upgrades

PROVIDENCE – Robert “Rocky” Kempenaar, a commercial developer who operates four hotels on Aquidneck Island and is in the approval process for a mixed-use development...

Fine for unregistered short-term rental owners in R.I. not being enforced

PROVIDENCE – Short-term rental property owners who advertise their homes through websites such as Airbnb Inc. and VRBO were supposed to be fined $250...

R.I. Commerce approves Network Matching Grants, Innovation Vouchers

PROVIDENCE- The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors on Monday awarded five Network Matching Grants totaling $393,125 and five Innovation Vouchers totaling less than $250,000.  The approvals came during...

Breeze announces R.I. job postings for new T.F. Green hub

PROVIDENCE – Breeze Airways is staffing up as it prepares to open a permanent base out of Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in...
BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT leaders meet and talk with one another Thursday during Providence Business News' 2023 Book of Lists Premier Event at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN debuts 2023 Book of Lists at Graduate Providence

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 250 local business and nonprofit representatives gathered Thursday at the Graduate Providence to network with one another during Providence Business News’...

Five Questions With: Richard Soule

Richard Soule is the vice president of business development at the R.I. Commerce Corp. Soule believes that the state’s Real Jobs RI initiative, which...

R.I. hotel tax collections up more than 4% in October

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in October increased 4.6% year over year to $2.5 million, according to the...
RETURN TO THE ROSTRUM: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio takes his place at the front of the Senate chambers on Jan. 3, the first day of the 2023 General Assembly session. It’s a position Ruggerio has held since 2017. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Surplus of question marks: Decisions on tax cuts, housing policies, education...

No one would blame the General Assembly leadership if it breathed a little easier in the 2023 legislative session. After all, the top Democratic leaders...

R.I. to provide businesses $2.5 million to improve indoor air quality

PROVIDENCE - R.I. Commerce Corp. is accepting proposals through Jan. 6, 2023, for its RI Rebounds Ventilation Support Program, an initiative that will give...

R.I. Commerce approves extra $45K in communications, hiring consulting

PROVIDENCE – Faced with staffing shortages and a growing set of programs, the state’s economic development arm is spending more money on consultants to...
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