WPRI: Providence looking to host IndyCar race

In Downcity, Events by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

City officials led by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras have spent the past few months trying to lure IndyCar to Rhode Island’s capital city after learning the organization is considering bringing a Grand Prix race to New England. Taveras attended a race in Baltimore last Saturday as part of the effort. When I saw the Mayor Tweet about this last week, …

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News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence8 Comments

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook and live in Providence, then you’ve seen this story posted a thousand times already today, if you’re not, then here you go: The New York Times: 36 Hours in Providence, R.I. Providence’s grit and obscurity make it easy to underestimate. On the verge of bankruptcy, with a former mayor who served four years in …

Mayor Taveras Launches Economic Development Director Search

In Economy, Government by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Among Mayor Taveras’ immediate goals for economic development in the City of Providence are maximizing the development of the newly recovered I-195 land; improving the City’s public transportation system; retaining existing businesses, recruiting new investment and reforming the City’s zoning, permitting and licensing processes; strategic investments in Providence’s arts and entrepreneurial communities; the pursuit of policies to reduce the City’s …