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A new, 13-story apartment building over a parking lot at 169 Canal St. downtown has received approval for state incentives from the R.I. Commerce Corp./ COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Commerce RI approves $12.5M for new building, business incentives

PROVIDENCE — The state agency charged with attracting new business to Rhode Island agreed to award about $12.5 million in public incentives to three...
NEW PITCH: The Pawtucket Red Sox have chosen a downtown Pawtucket site for a new ballpark that would require taxpayer support. The team worked on the plan with city leaders and R.I. Commerce Corp. / COURTESY ­PAWTUCKET RED SOX

New plan for Pawsox ballpark an investment worthy of state support

There is much to like about the new proposal to build a modern ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. That starts with a more-even...
DON LEBLANC, president of Vistaprint Corporate Solutions, says Vistaprint chose to establish a national sales office in Providence due to tax incentives and the available college-educated talent pool. /COURTESY VISTAPRINT CORPORATE

Vistaprint Corporate opening a national sales office in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Vistaprint Corporate Solutions, the Waltham-headquartered print and design company, is creating a national sales office in Providence, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced...
THE GARAGE 2017 will take place on May 16, and will focus on “Innovation for Rhode Island’s Future.” /COURTESY THE GARAGE

GPCC, Commerce host The Garage 2017, focusing on innovation

PROVIDENCE – The Garage 2017, a community-wide discussion taking place Tuesday, May 16, will focus on “Innovating for Rhode Island’s Future” according to a...

The folly of taxpayer subsidies

Recently I urged the R.I. Commerce Corp. board to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s recommendation to pay tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to...
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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