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ENGAGED: Children work on crafts during a previous Adoption Rhode Island Duffle Bag Bash fundraiser. This year’s event will be held Aug. 11 at Matunuck Community Center in South Kingstown.
 / COURTESY ADOPTION RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Adoption R.I. to hold annual Duffle Bag Bash

EDITOR’S CHOICE Adoption R.I. holding annual Duffle Bag Bash ADOPTION RHODE ISLAND and the R.I. Office of the Child Advocate will hold the fourth annual...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Tom McGinn, captain and president, and Kristin Stone are co-owners of Providence Riverboat. After the company joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, it shifted its business model from cocktail cruises to catering to the tourism industry and nearly tripled its revenue in the first year, Stone said.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tourism: In search of coordination

The Providence Riverboat Co. once served primarily local customers. Its boats would take groups out on the Providence River for cocktail cruises, leaving from...
PRETTY ­PICTURE? Are state-sponsored efforts enough to keep the growth of Rhode Island’s tourism industry on an upward trajectory? 
 / COURTESY KATHERINE GENDREAU

Direction of tourism marketing still unanswered question for R.I.

In 2002, Providence Business News published an opinion piece that called for cooperation among the various visitor attractions in the Ocean State, something that...

Sometimes ‘No’ is the right word

Thanks to the Boston Globe, Rhode Island knows that TriMark, the nation’s largest restaurant supply company, has decided not to move its headquarters to...
FORT ADAMS State Park is once again playing host to this year's Newport Folk Festival, which sold out less than an hour after tickets went on sale, according to festival organizers. / COURTESY R.I. DEPT OF TOURISM

State: Summer tourism outlook sunny

PROVIDENCE – Tourism officials across the state are expecting another busy summer, based on last year’s performance and pre-booking numbers for this season.With months...
State Sen. William J. Conley Jr., D-East Providence, left, and state Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, introduced legislation as part of the fiscal 2020 budget that created a small business loan and tax credit program that is designed to help small businesses gain access to capital they could not get previously. The legislation was passed as part of the budget. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Is the Rhode Island Small Business Development Fund approved by the...

At the last minute of its 2019 session, the General Assembly created the Rhode Island Small Business Development Fund to encourage private investment in...
Families and tourists enjoy some beach time on Block Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Tourism districts win funding boost

As the summer season heads toward its peak, Rhode Island’s six tourism districts’ budgets will see a long-awaited boost from taxes generated by housing...

Lawmakers bend rules for Hope Point

Even as the House reduced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s request for incentives to replenish her economic programs, most notably the real estate development program...

I-195 commission to consider development on East Side, Jewelry District parcels

PROVIDENCE – The fate of three development parcels in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be determined Wednesday, including two on the East Side.Spencer...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider $1.9 million in incentives under the Qualified Jobs Incentives tax credit program for GEV Wind Power US LLC to create roughly 125 jobs for work that includes maintenance of the Block Island Wind Farm as well as upcoming wind energy projects. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Commerce RI to consider $1.9M in incentives for wind turbine maintenance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider up to an estimated $1.9 million in...
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