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Several R.I. businesses and government agencies announced an emergency disaster allaince for cooperation between public and private sectors in the lead up, during, and the aftermath of disasters in the state. /COURTESY RIABR

R.I. departments, companies to form Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience

PROVIDENCE - Several Rhode Island companies and government agencies have joined together to form the Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience, the R.I. Emergency...
THE CRANSTON WORKING CITIES Challenge team discussed their winning design grant proposal with Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren and Executive Vice President Jeff Fuhrer. Cranston is one of three teams awarded $400,000. /COURTESY FERDERAL RESERVE RANK OF BOSTON / STEVE OSEMWENKHAE

Cranston, Newport and Providence win Working Cities Challenge grants

PROVIDENCE – Cranston, Newport and Providence each won $400,000 grants in the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge Competition, the Federal Bank of Boston announced...
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Five Questions With: Tim Hebert

Tim Hebert is the chief client officer of Carousel Industries, a technology solutions management firm based in Exeter. Carousel will hold its annual AlwaysOn...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

R.I. Commerce Corp. approves $15M to kick-start innovation center

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized up to $15 million in public incentives Monday to facilitate development of an innovation building in the...
CHARTING A NEW COURSE: R.I. Commerce Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Darin M. Early has reorganized the agency, staffed up and created new programs, all of which have contributed to the growing number of economic-development successes in Rhode Island in the last two years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Reorganizing the business climate

Darin M. Early | R.I. Commerce Corp., president and chief operating officer Darin M. Early’s reorganization of the R.I. Commerce Corp. has helped the Ocean...
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Hyatt Place hotel begins construction in Warwick

WARWICK – Construction of a new, 125-room Hyatt Place hotel in City Centre Warwick was celebrated last week. The project of D’Ambra Construction will include...
THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE reported that April continued a downward slide in the 2017 fiscal year with a 26.1 million dollar shortcoming from previous estimates.

DOR: Hotel tax collections rise in November

PROVIDENCE – One percent and five percent hotel tax collections increased both year over year in November and fiscal year over fiscal year through...
FAMILY AFFAIR: Casa Mexico, a family-owned retail store located on Atwells Avenue in Providence, specializes in Mexican grocery items, tacos, desserts and other items. From left: co-owner Jackie Sanchez, nephew Enrique Sanchez Jr., and Ivan Sanchez, co-owner. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mexican grocery gets second act

Ivan Sanchez was born in New York City but moved to Rhode Island when he was 12 and started working in his father’s specialty...

The state has handed out millions of dollars in incentives to...

Government incentives tied to job creation or real estate development are intended to keep businesses in Rhode Island, attract new employers and spur economic...
A FEDERAL judge on April 3 ordered R.I. Commerce Corp. to pay $50,000 to settle allegations it defrauded investors to fund the now-defunct video game company 38 Studios LLC, owned and run by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

Federal judge approves 38 Studios settlement

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge on April 3 ordered R.I. Commerce Corp. to pay $50,000 to settle allegations it defrauded investors to fund the...
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