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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Monday the state will need to increase its enforcement on businesses making sure they are following the new safety guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Raimondo: ‘Time to turn up the heat’ on COVID-19 enforcement

PROVIDENCE – With Phase III of Rhode Island’s reopening plan starting Tuesday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says it is time for the state to...
FAR-FLUNG PANELISTS: Providence Business News’ Coronavirus Stimulus Program Summit took place online on April 16. The panelists were at separate locations during the event.

PBN coronavirus summit panel: Many do’s and don’ts in using stimulus...

Planning is crucial in business, and it has never been as difficult as it is now that the coronavirus pandemic has hammered the national...
MARK HAYWARD, director of the Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was one of six panelists who participated in PBN's summit on coronvirus stimulus programs on Thursday.

PBN Summit: Experts grapple with uncertainty in coronavirus relief programs

How to get federal financial aid, how to spend the money properly and how to mop up after the money is gone or the...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...

Are there new options in works for ‘Superman’ building?

Discussions have been rekindled about how to reoccupy the “Superman” building, the iconic Providence skyscraper that’s been empty and dark for seven years. But...
PANELISTS DISCUSS the outlook for 2020 during Providence Business News' Economic Trends Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday morning. The panelists included, from left, Kristin Urbach, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce executive director; Thomas O. Sweeney, founder of Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal; R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor; Mark Gim, The Washington Trust Co. president and chief operating officer; Luke Ebersold, Rhode Island managing partner at blumshapiro; and Thomas Tzitzouris, Strategas Research Partners director. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN economic summit keynote: Recession not in the forecast

WARWICK – “There is no reason to suspect there will be a recession in the U.S. anytime soon,” said Thomas Tzitzouris, a Rhode Island...
PBN'S 2020 Economic Trends Summit will take place Thursday Feb. 13.

PBN’s Economic Trends Summit approaches

PROVIDENCE – PBN's Economic Trends Summit will take place on Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick. The summit will run from 8:30 a.m. to...
BRUCE KATZ authored a new report outlining a long-term economic plan for Rhode Island. / COURTESY NEW LOCALISM ASSOCIATES

New report names blue economy as major economic opportunity

PROVIDENCE - “The Ocean State” can be more than just a nickname for Rhode Island. It also represents a key part of the state’s future...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is set to open a workforce development hub in Central Falls Wednesday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC to open new workforce development hub at former Dexter Credit...

CENTRAL FALLS – Sensing a need to help address workforce skills gaps in Rhode Island, one state college will open this week its new...

Will this tax solve R.I.’s affordable-housing problem?

Rhode Island needs more affordable apartments and houses. Most housing experts agree on this. But should state funds for home creation come from luxury...

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