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JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...

Get started fixing R.I.’s housing problem

When it comes to addressing Rhode Island’s housing crisis, there’s good news and there’s bad news. In March, Rhode Islanders got two good pieces of...
THE CLEAN ENERGY sector employed 16,021 in 2018. / COURTESY BW RESEARCH PARTNERS

Report: Clean energy sector employs more than 16K in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The clean-energy sector in Rhode Island employed 16,021 at the beginning of 2019, according to the 2019 Clean Energy Industry Report released...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Elizabeth M. Tanner

Elizabeth M. Tanner | Director of business regulation, R.I. Executive Office of Commerce 1. What have been your biggest successes since your appointment as director...
TRAFFIC BOOST: The Rhode Island Foundation, which launched online directory Buy Local Rhode Island, above, in 2014, says holiday-shopping traffic increased in 2017.  / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Web tools boosting small businesses

Three years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Jessica David identified a void in the local shopping scene – there was no central platform connecting...
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...

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