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Making and building a more robust future for Rhode Island

For PBN subscribers, this week’s issue offers the initial publication of “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.”The project was designed...
ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT: Attendees listen to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speak during an economic-outlook luncheon event in 2017 at the R.I. Convention Center. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s latest luncheon, to be held Sept. 24, will feature Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys.
 / COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Celebrate local businesses at economic outlook luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Celebrate local businesses at economic-outlook luncheon RAVI KUMAR, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys, will participate in a moderated conversation...

Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...
MAKING HER MARK: Kristin Urbach, executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, at the NORAD facility on Davisville Road in North Kingstown. NORAD is one of dozens of North Kingstown Chamber member manufacturers.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Urbach connecting NK businesses to opportunity

Kristin Urbach has been executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce for three years. She’s quickly made her mark as a strong...

Rhode Island champions innovation

The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium was recently awarded an “Other Transaction Agreement” for undersea and maritime technology prototyping from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center,...

Leave UI fund alone, fund Real Jobs RI

Good intentions do not transform bad choices into good ones. Exhibit A now on display is the Raimondo administration’s proposal to take money from...
STERLING STAFF: Chad Cimini, right, president of Cimini & Associates, with employees at the manufacturer’s facility in Westerly, as they work with sterling silver tubing. From left, Maldonado Ruben, background, mill operator; Neptaly Duque, mill operator; Betty Nunez, mill operator; and Cimini.
 / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State officials seek funds for Real Jobs RI as federal cuts...

Chad Cimini, president of Cimini & Associates Inc., is a fan of Real Jobs Rhode Island.The state workforce-development program has helped connect unemployed and...
ROOM TO GROW: Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and Miellette ­McFarlane, interim program director, say when it comes to potential areas for job growth, the state’s strength is in defense manufacturing, with cybersecurity also a great opportunity for growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘[Government] has to move at the speed of business’

Real Jobs RI is a central job-training program created under the state Department of Labor and Training in 2016. It is a demand-driven, workforce...
PICKING PROVIDENCE: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, president and chief medical officer of Virgin Pulse Institute, in the company's former space in Providence. Virgin Pulse announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Providence from Framingham, Mass., on Monday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Citing city talent, culture and with $6.2M in potential incentives, Virgin...

PROVIDENCE – Citing Providence’s access to top universities and its rich cultural heritage, Virgin Pulse announced the relocation of its global headquarters from Framingham,...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA and state officials have announced a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership designed to train city residents in the health care and social service sectors. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Labor and Training. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence launches PVD Healthworks to boost health care, social assistance workforce

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city’s Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull met with state officials and health industry representatives Friday...
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