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DESPITE CUTBACKS announced by the new General Electric Co. CEO, John Flannery, GE Digital hiring is on track in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

GE Digital hiring on track in Providence

General Electric Co. has a new CEO focused on cost cutting. This includes a re-examination of the size of its corporate headquarters in Boston,...
COMMERCE SECRETARY STEFAN PRYOR highlighted New England and Ireland's longstanding trade relationship in a release announcing a trade mission to the country in the week of Sept. 18. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI plans Ireland trade mission for local businesses

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. announced a trade mission to Ireland the week of Sept. 18. Fifteen local organizations and entities have signed up to...
AMZAZON HAS ISSUED a request for proposal from state and local governments for its "HQ2," a second headquarters. Above, a courtyard outside Amazon's Seattle headquarters building/BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID RYDER

Commerce RI to submit for Amazon’s second North American headquarters RFP

PROVIDENCE - Inc. already has a sprawling Seattle headquarters that attests to its size and ambition. Now the world’s largest online retailer plans...
ABOVE IS THE SITE of an upcoming ceremonial groundbreaking on Sept. 14 for Urban Greens, a stand-alone building that will address a lack of fresh-food alternatives in the West Side neighborhood of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Construction has begun on Urban Greens building in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Construction has begun on Urban Greens, a stand-alone building that will address a lack of fresh-food alternatives in the West Side neighborhood...
MAGELLAN HEALTH INC. was approved for a $2.1 million RI Qualified Jobs Incentive Act award Tuesday,

Magellan Health granted $2.1M tax incentive; expected to add 100 jobs...

PROVIDENCE - Health management company Magellan Health, Inc., will add 100 jobs in Rhode Island later this year using a $2.1 million RI Qualified...
PERRY RASSO, owner of Matunuck Oyster Farm stands with a cage that his business grows oysters in. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Commerce awards two $50K innovation vouchers

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. approved two more innovation vouchers at its Tuesday evening board meeting. Both Matunuck Oyster Farm LLC and Vitae Industries...
Magellan Health Inc. has proposed to double its Rhode Island based employment.

Magellan Health proposes Rhode Island expansion, seeks incentives

PROVIDENCE – The health management company Magellan Health, Inc. is planning to expand its workforce in Rhode Island, and has requested state job creation...
SUMMER RETREAT: Families have been traveling to Block Island as a summer retreat for generations, helping ensure steady business at the island’s 35 hotels and its beaches. Revenue from the state’s hotel tax is a major source of income for the island, generating $2.97 million between fiscal years 2007 and 2017.  / PBN PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Will business on Block Island always be seasonal?

Sven Risom and his wife, Laura, became enamored with the beauty of Block Island long ago. After summering there for many years, they became...

Baker named Person of the Year by Pawtucket Foundation

MICHAEL BAKER, president of Pet Food Experts, has been named Person of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation for his contributions to enhancing the...
BREWING PROCESS: Co-owners Wes Staschke, left, and Josh Dunlap, take the spent grain out of the mash tun during the process of brewing a batch of ale at Whalers Brewing Co. in South Kingstown.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Slow embrace for Rhody craft beers

Brent Ryan remembers contacting R.I. Commerce Corp. five or six years ago and encouraging them to highlight Ocean State-produced craft beers in the Rhode...
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