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MAKING WAVES? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo wants to expand the Wavemaker Fellowship program, but the state can’t say if it is actually keeping young workers and recent college graduates from leaving Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ensure state programs are successful before expanding them

State lawmakers are being asked to expand two incentive programs that, taken at face value, are hard to argue against. This week’s cover story focuses...
HELPING HAND: The state recently announced the fourth round of recipients of Wavemaker Fellowships, which help STEM and design professionals defray student-loan debt.

Should the state expand popular Wavemaker Fellowship tax credits beyond those...

The state recently announced that 153 college graduates working in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design fields in Rhode Island will receive Wavemaker Fellowship...
BAD FOR TAXPAYERS? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Sept. 16 said a new Small Business Development Fund approved by state lawmakers was not good for taxpayers. She supports R.I. Commerce Corp.’s plans to create rules to ensure proper oversight of tax credits approved under the program.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Tax-credit program needs strong oversight to pay off

Economic-development officials took a good step on Sept. 16 in agreeing to create clear rules ahead of the rollout of a new tax-credit program...

Mixed signals on solar expansion

The solar industry has a firm foothold in Rhode Island, but a consequential issue is arising – how to best manage the industry’s growth. For...

It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower

Designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of Providence’s iconic art deco Industrial Trust Co. building as one of America’s most-endangered historic places...
TECH INCUBATOR: Innovate Newport Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tuni Schartner gives a tour of the former Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport, which will serve as the location of Innovate Newport. The business incubator will house small companies, startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of marine and environmental technology, cybersecurity and renewable energy.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy...

For years, community leaders in Newport have watched as the nearby Naval ­Undersea Warfare Center has farmed out billions of dollars in contracts to...

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