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THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider an application for incentives under the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program and an Innovation Voucher program award Monday evening. Above, R.I. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI board of directors to consider $1M tax credit for...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I Commerce Corp. will consider a few projects and companies for tax incentives at a board of directors meeting Monday afternoon...
REP. DEBORAH RUGGIERO, D-Jamestown, chair of the state Legislative Commission to Study Broadband Services and Accessibility, worked with R.I. Commerce Corp., R.I. Department of Transportation and Middletown officials on an agreement that will extend the town’s fiber-optic network. / COURTESY DEBORAH RUGGIERO

Ruggiero: Middletown extending broadband network

MIDDLETOWN – In a Jan. 9 op-ed, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, D-Jamestown, chair of the state Legislative Commission to Study Broadband Services and Accessibility, said...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO will speak at the Jan. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for Innovate Newport, the creation of a $7.1 million innovation hub at the former Sheffield Elementary School in Newport. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo to speak at Innovate Newport groundbreaking

Editor's note: Due to the impending storm, this event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been set.NEWPORT – Gov. Gina M....
COLLECTION OF THE 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island increased 8.5 percent year over year in August. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $135,027 of total collection. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I.’s 5% hotel tax collection up in August

PROVIDENCE – The 5 percent hotel tax collection in Rhode Island in August increased 8.5 percent year over year to $3.2 million, an increase...
STATE OF THE ART: By sharing workspace, clients at LabCentral avoid the expense of purchasing their own equipment. / COURTESY LABCENTRAL, PAUL AVIS/AVIS STUDIO

Cambridge-based BioLabs examines expansion into R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A Cambridge, Mass.-based corporation that provides co-working laboratory space for startups in the life sciences industry is evaluating an expansion into Rhode...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Monday that information technology giant Infosys has committed to creating a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, with the expectation that the company will have 500 employees in the Ocean State by 2020. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Commerce RI approves incentives for Infosys, new hotel, additional projects

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Commerce Corp. awarded a series of financial incentives on Monday to several companies that are either expanding into Rhode Island...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. WILL MEET Monday to consider incentives for multiple companies including Infosys and Southern Rhode Island Hospitality. Commerce also will consider an update to a Cornish Associates incentive for its project at Westminster and Union streets. Above, the historic Lapham Building. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Commerce RI meeting will decide incentives for Infosys, Cornish, others

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is scheduled to meet Monday at 5 p.m. to consider a few tax incentives, according to a public...
IN RESPONSE TO ITS REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS for one or more Innovation Campuses, the R.I. Executive Office of Commerce has received 16 applications. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF COMMERCE

Commerce issues RFP for Innovation Campuses

PROVIDENCE- The R.I. Executive Office of Commerce has issued its Request for Proposals for the creation of one or more Innovation Campuses in Rhode...
MARTHA SHERIDAN, president and CEO of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PWCVB expects record year

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau expects to wrap 2017 with a 75 percent hotel room occupancy rate – a figure...
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