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Xconomy: In Boston's Shadow, Rhode Island Fights for Life Science Jobs, Respect - Xconomy
The state, and especially its capital city, have many pieces in place to help a tech-savvy cluster take off: a revitalized downtown with exquisite architecture, thriving food and arts scenes, and a welter of academic centers, including the top-notch Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and the University of Rhode Island. The centerpiece is a swath of reclaimed downtown land where a freeway once ran, now dedicated to health organizations and innovation.
biotech  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  rhode-island  new-england  Around-the-web  this-week-437 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
After Long Economic Slide, Rhode Island Lures New Business - The New York Times
Over the past 15 months, 15 companies, including Fortune 500 firms, have announced plans to locate or expand in Rhode Island, and 19 real estate projects, including hotels and apartments, have been approved.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  taxes-incentives  rhode-island  this-week-380  Around-the-web 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Q&A: Rhode Island's commerce secretary on righting the economic ship in The Ocean State - Crain's Boston
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was among the highest in the country in the summer of 2009. Now it's on par with most other states. Stefan Pryor, who has served as the Ocean State's first commerce secretary since the beginning of 2015, says that's largely thanks to his boss, Gov. Gina Raimondo.
this-week-377  Around-the-web  economic-development  economic-development-news  jobs  rhode-island  new-england 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Johnson & Johnson Plans Technology Center In Providence, Rhode Island - Area Development
Johnson & Johnson, the global healthcare company, plans to open a new technology center in Providence, Rhode Island. The company plans to create 75 high-skilled jobs in Ocean State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  rhode-island  new-england  medical  healthcare-industry  technology-center  technical-center  high-tech  tech  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Economic Development Ballot Initiatives - SSTI
While economic development issues have been taking a back seat to other discussions surrounding the presidential election, two state ballot initiatives address these issues directly and several other states feature educational initiatives. Engineering facilities at the University of Rhode Island and biomedical research in Montana would advance if ballot initiatives in those states pass on November 8. Both states are seeking passage of bond issues that would build facilities that would be used to expand or build facilities that benefit students or researchers in engineering and biomedical fields.
government-policy  economic-development-news  montana  rhode-island  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Reebok Is Bringing Some ShoeMaking Back to U.S. - Fortune
Reebok is bringing some manufacturing capabilities to the United States as the athletic-gear maker unveiled plans to open a new manufacturing lab that relies on futuristic liquid material and 3D drawing.

Fortune has learned that in early 2017, the Adidas-owned brand will open its own Liquid Factory manufacturing lab in Lincoln, R.I. in a collaboration with footwear specialist AF Group Inc.
rhode-island  reebok  apparel  u.s.-manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Reebok Plans Liquid Factory manufacturing lab In Lincoln, Rhode Island - Area Development
Early next year, Global fitness leader Reebok plans to open its own Liquid Factory manufacturing lab in collaboration with AF Group, Inc. of Lincoln, Rhode Island.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  rhode-island  new-england  manufacturing 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Could America’s smallest state lead the way toward the next energy age? - Brookings Institution
The tiny state of Rhode Island is at a crossroad, facing major decisions on investing in fossil fuel infrastructure or turning sharply to renewable energy.
green-economy  rhode-island  energy  sustainable-development  wind-energy  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Can the Internet of Things help renew Rust Belt cities? - Brookings Institution
Gov. Gina Raimondo and others in Rhode Island are over the moon about last week's announcement that GE Digital is adding 100 jobs in Rhode Island—and rightly so.
internet-of-things  rhode-island  general-electric  urban-revitalization  rust-belt  Around-the-web  smart-cities  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Vet Innovations, Inc Expands Its West Greenwich, Rhode Island, Operations Complex - Area Development
Vet Innovations, Inc. a company developing proprietary innovative technology centered on animal wellness, opened a new testing and validation facility in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  rhode-island  new-england 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
RI Gov Backs $51M Plan to Jumpstart State’s Innovation Economy - SSTI
Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed more than $51 million in investments focused on reinvigorating the state’s economy through innovative industries with the release of her fiscal year 2017 budget request. The governor’s Make It in RI jobs plan incorporates many of the recommendations from a strategic plan developed by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice (now TEConomy Partners, LLC) and Monitor Deloitte. One of the key investments is a $20 million brick-and-mortar innovation district where entrepreneurs, businesspeople and academics can interact.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  rhode-island  Around-the-web  this-week-342  innovation-hubs 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
New England Joining the Economic-Recovery Bandwagon
As a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs.
area-development-features  Matt  regional-reports  new-england  Massachusetts  rhode-island  vermont  maine  connecticut  venturecapital  entrepreneurship  manufacturing  jobs  side-insider-1-20-16 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Boston on short list as GE concludes its headquarters search - The Boston Globe
General Electric Co. is looking at sites in the Seaport District for a new global headquarters that could bring hundreds of high-paying jobs and give a civic boost to a city that has seen many of its corporate stalwarts swallowed up by out-of-town buyers.

The Boston area is on a short list of potential locations for the conglomerate — known for making everything from train engines to MRI machines — along with candidates including New York and Providence, according to people familiar with GE’s search.
GE  corporate-headquarters  connecticut  rhode-island  Massachusetts  new-york  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
MA, RI Govs Announce Strategies for State Innovation Economies - SSTI
Governors in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have released details about their plans to boost innovative businesses in their respective states. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker offered a strategic plan to guide his administration’s economic development efforts, with an emphasis placed on fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the launch of three new incentive programs aimed at research-driven companies.
regional-economic-development  regional-reports  Massachusetts  rhode-island  new-england  Around-the-web  this-week-331  government-policy 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
As Gas Tax Revenues Fall, Infrastructure Crumbles - Robert Whitcomb - Huff Post
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is focusing on long-term projects that would help most people in the state, rather than "government by deal'' wherein powerful groups seek taxpayer help for their special projects.
rhode-island  government-policy  infrastructure  new-england  regional-reports  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Can Hipsters Save Providence? - New Geography
Providence regularly lands on the lists of top hipster cities and top hipster colleges for its cool factor, having earned plaudits from Travel and Leisure to Buzzfeed for live music, coffee shops, and hip culture. But can hipsters save Providence?
providence  rhode-island  new-england  metros  demographics  creative-class  this-week-299  around-the-web  biotech  innovation-hubs 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Quality public infrastructure supports economic development - NEREJ
Nationally, the condition of our public infrastructure has been in steady decline as our roadways and bridges in particular, age and maintenance is often deferred. Many of our most heavily traveled roadways and bridges in the northeast are in substandard condition and in dire need of maintenance or, in many cases, a complete rebuild or replacement.
infrastructure  road-infrastructure  economic-development-news  regional-reports  new-england  rhode-island 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Out-Back Storage Expands Its Westerly, Rhode Island, Operations Center - Area Development
Out-Back Storage, which provides shipping containers for a variety of industrial, construction, and manufacturing clients, recently purchased a warehouse adjacent to their current offices in Westerly, Rhode Island, adding the space needed to store and work on up to eight containers at once.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  rhode-island  new-england  manufacturing  shipping 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Ireland-Based Greencore To Establish Facility At Quonset, Rhode Island, Business Park - Area Development
Greencore USA, a convenience food manufacturer and subsidiary of Ireland-based Greencore Group, plans to build a 107,000-square-foot facility, which would house more than 390 employees at Quonset, Rhode Island, Business Park. At final build-out, the new facility could also be expanded another 40,000 square feet, positioning Greencore to employ more than 600 people at Quonset.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  rhode-island  new-england  food-processing  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
General Dynamics Electric Boat Signs New 25-Year Lease To Expand Its Quonset, Rhode Island, Manufacturing Center - Area Development Online
General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Quonset Development Corporation reached a new 25-year lease agreement to extend and expand Electric Boat's footprint at Quonset Business Park, on Narragansett Bay in Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  rhode-island  manufacturing  general-dynamics  area-development-news 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Seven Rhode Island Firms Awarded State Small Business Development Grants - Area Development Online
Seven Rhode Island companies, three firms in the state capitol, two in North Kingstown and one each in Lincoln and Barrington, will be the first recipients of Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund matching grants awarded by the state’s Economic Development Corporation's Science and Technology Advisory Council.
area-development-news  economic-development  site-selection  matt  rhode-island  incentives-mention  small-business 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
8 States Teaming Up to Support Electric Cars -
In an effort to spur lackluster sales of electric cars, California, New York and six other states said on Thursday that they would work jointly to adopt a range of measures, including encouraging more charging stations and changing building codes, to make it easier to own an electric car.
this-week-236  oregon  site-selection-factors  california  sustainable-development  government-policy  automotive-industry  connecticut  around-the-web  Massachusetts  rhode-island  new-york  maryland  green-economy  vermont 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Toray Plastics Earmarks $22.7 Million On Second Cogeneration System At Its Kingstown, Rhode Island, Campus - Area Development Online
Toray Plastics America, a manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, metallized, and bio-based films, will begin construction on a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, Rhode Island campus.
plastics  rhode-island  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Rhode Islands Plan for Evaluating Tax Incentives - Pew
Rhode Island’s reforms will help the state base its economic development strategy on solid evidence
around-the-web  rhode-island  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  this-week-225 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Rhode Island Studies Tax Incentive Merit After Curt Schilling Debacle - Stateline
Rhode Island, famously burned when it issued $75 million in bonds supporting former Red Sox pitching ace Curt Schilling’s failed video game company, is undertaking a study of tax incentives to see if they are worth it.
economic-development-news  government-policy  rhode-island  taxes-incentives 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional Review: New England States Target Industry Niches - Area Development Online
New England touts a long history of tradition, independence, strong character, and academics. The slow but evident economic recovery of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont reflects the persistent determination of its citizens and their resilience in the face of adversity.
manufacturing  location-usa  maine  economic-development  new-hampshire  life-sciences  matt  fdi  u.s.-manufacturing  connecticut  Massachusetts  rhode-island  new-england  site-selection  vermont 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Rhode Island Governor Proposes Positive Corporate Tax Reform - Tax Foundation
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) proposed a reduction of the state’s corporate income tax rate from 9 percent to 7 percent over the next three years.[1] If enacted, this would make the state’s tax rate the lowest in the New England region.
economic-development-news  government-policy  corporate-tax  around-the-web  rhode-island  taxes-incentives  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
British-based Tunstall Americas Relocates Data And Call Center Operations To Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Area Development Online
British based Tunstall Americas will relocate its data and medical call center operations to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, with plans to create 250 jobs during the next two years that primarily consist of call center operators and medical support staff.
jobs  location-usa  call-centers  rhode-island  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  medical-industry  matt  data-centers 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Federal and State Legislative Moves to Boost Competitiveness & Business Climate - Area Development Online
Understanding the competitive economic climate across the United States, Congress and state legislatures continue to propose new legislation to compete in today’s economic environment.
indiana  oregon  new-jersey  wyoming  colorado  south-dakota  alabama  matt  Washington-DC  michigan  rhode-island  florida  new-york  taxes-incentives  new-mexico  Pennsylvania 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Report Identifies Top Job-Poaching States - GOVERNING
A new report by Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Good Jobs First examines high-profile bidding wars in recent years, showing how far some governments will go to secure jobs.
illinois  new-jersey  kansas-city  texas  tennessee  georgia  economic-development  missouri  around-the-web  rhode-island  taxes-incentives  charlotte  kansas 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Do You Live? -
States are more or less irrelevant economically, except that they can screw things up for the metro and non-metro regions they contain.
around-the-web  This-Week-185  metros  rhode-island  Matt 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Making or breaking Providence, Rhode Island’s revival - SmartPlanet
In lieu of innovation, the city has taken principles that have worked for other places in similar predicaments…So, what are the principles being used to rebrand as the “Creative Capitol”?
twitterfeed  around-the-web  rhode-island  providence  economic-development-news  metros  this-week-159 
march 2012 by areadevelopment

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