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RESEARCHERS AND SCIENTISTS in Rhode Island will receive a $21 million federal grant to strengthen the biomedical workforce pipeline and boost the state’s ability to carry out and expand innovation in the field of biomedical research. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/JOE GIBLIN

Researchers, scientists across R.I. get $21M to support research, training

PROVIDENCE – Researchers and scientists across the state will receive a $21 million federal grant to strengthen the biomedical workforce pipeline and boost the...
SPREADING HER WINGS: Lindsay Kuhn launched her online career platform Wingspans Inc. after realizing there was a career opportunity gap for students in Providence while teaching at Nathan Bishop Middle School. 
COURTESY ­LINDSAY KUHN

Connecting students and job seekers to careers through storytelling

From the time she was a teenager in Coral Springs, Fla., Lindsay Kuhn recognized the power of storytelling. Throughout her career, that power has...
SHELF DISPLAY: Kelley McShane, right, co-owner of beverage manufacturer The Granny Squibb Co. LLC, with Tony Melo, who approves brands to put on the shelf, at Eastside Marketplace in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

FADING FEARS: Despite lingering concerns, businesses regaining swagger

After weathering a year largely overcast by fears of a looming recession, business owners are feeling more buoyant as they look ahead despite lingering...

URI makes case for $100M Narragansett Bay Campus bond

NARRAGANSETT – The Ocean State has the resources to become a global leader in the blue economy, said University of Rhode Island president Marc...

URI lands $1M in federal funding for plastics pollution research

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Jim Langevin on Friday announced a $1 million federal earmark to help researchers at the...

6 of R.I.’s 10 highest-paid state workers in 2021 employed by...

PROVIDENCE - The University of Rhode Island employed the top two bread winners in the state - and six of the top 10 -...
REVENUE STREAM: Two people try their luck at video slot machines at Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino. Revenue generated through slot machines and table games at Rhode Island’s two casinos, in combination with lottery tickets and drawings, is one of the biggest sources of funding for the state’s $13 billion budget. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

ALL IN with Bally’s: But how risky is R.I.’s heavy reliance...

Rhode Island has come to rely heavily on Justin Kane and other recreational gamblers like him. Kane, a Providence real estate investor, likes to blow...
CLEAN ENVIRONMENT: An Amgen employee works inside the next-generation biomanufacturing plant built in West Greenwich in 2020. / COURTESY AMGEN RHODE ISLAND/AL WEEMS

Building on the promise of biotech

TECHNOLOGY With help from companies ranging from global corporations to local startups, Rhode Island has had its share of victories in the biotech sector in...
FREE SANITIZER: Liam Maloney, tasting room manager at The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence, stands at the company’s “drive-up” window, where it is offering people free bottles of hand sanitizer that it makes using the byproduct of its vodka manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many local factories transform to meet needs of pandemic fight

Matouk Luxury Linens is known for exquisite bedding, an elegant product aimed at Americans who shop in department stores for towels, sheets and ­pillowcases. That...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...
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