The Amazon HQ2 bid was a fun game to play, but where is the hard work to attract realistic economic growth to the state?
Category - Economy
Doing the Math
[alert type=”info”]This article has been cross-posted from Strong RI with permission.[/alert] One of the fundamental insights of the Strong Towns movement is that in the 20th century we built vastly more...
Citizens plans campus in the middle of nowhere
It sure would have been nice if they had found some place in Providence to build, but it really would have been nice for them to locate almost anywhere but here.
ProJo: Raimondo looking at tolls to finance roadwork
“We need to take a comprehensive look at solutions, everything from public-private partnerships to tolling," Raimondo said.
The Boston Globe: Boston picked to bid for Olympics
So what does everything think about this bid, how can Providence capitalize on it?
City of Providence Seeks Public Comment on Sustainabilty Plan
Over the past year, the City of Providence has been working on its Sustainability Plan. The City has released a draft of that plan and is seeking comment from the public.
News & Notes
Biking boom without the infrastructure, parking in Boston, and more in today's News & Notes.
WPRI: Family Dollar to cut jobs, close 370 stores
However, Family Dollar representatives told the City Plan Commission in January that they had a proven business model that mandated streetfront parking relative to their proposed store in Olneyville.
The Herald News: Flanagan says Foxwoods has secured option for 30 acres in South End of Fall River; source says location is New Harbour Mall
Resort casino planned for state line location in Fall River.
City launches storefront improvement grant program
Participating businesses are eligible to receive reimbursements for 50-percent of eligible storefront costs, up to $10,000. The city's Department of Economic Development will assist small businesses that wish to make...
WPRI: The Providence economy may need some more apartments
Providence has low residential vacancy, and high unemployment. People want to live here, but developers have a very difficult time building financially feasible projects. If people want to live in Providence, that’s a...
PBN: Downtown vision tied to ‘Superman’?
Central to the argument for saving Providence’s Superman Building with public investment is a vision of the downtown economy driven by residents as much as office workers. It’s a vision that’s emerged over the last two...
WPRI: Former EDC chief proposes $400M renewable energy project in Providence
The former executive director of Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corporation wants to build a biomass to renewable energy plant along Providence's waterfront on Allens Avenue, but he said the city needs to commit to...
Where Would Jesus Park?
Federal Hill and West Side friends and neighbors rallied on Sunday morning in support of Cluck!, an urban farm supply store that is trying to open at the site of a former gas station on Broadway.
Developing: Mayor’s Economic Report
Pledging Action, Mayor Taveras Outlines Plan to Grow Providence's Economy - 'Putting Providence Back to Work' report presents roadmap to improve the business climate, infrastructure and human capital in Rhode Island's...
Providence 2013 State of the City Address
Mayor Angel Taveras 2013 State of the City Address Providence Is Recovering Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • (as prepared for delivery) Photo of the Mayor delivering the State of the City from the Mayor’s Office...
WPRI’s Executive Suite with Aaron Renn
WPRI’s Ted Nesi speaks with Urbanophile’s Aaron Renn about the Providence metro area and economy on this week’s Executive Suite.
The Huffington Post: A. Taveras – What the Fiscal Cliff Could Mean for My City
The fiscal cliff would have profound and draconian consequences for the City of Providence. If we go over the cliff, federal support for 21st Century Community Learning Centers will be cut by 20 percent which could...