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RI Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.2% in June, Employment Back to Pre-Great Recession Levels

RI unemployment rises to 4.2%

The Rhode Island unemployment rate rose to 4.2 percent in the month of June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from May, announced the RI Department...

Residential Properties Announces Sale of East Side Home for $2.1 Million

51 Prospect Street

Residential Properties Ltd. has announced the sale of 51 Prospect Street in Providence for $2,100,000, making it the highest sale on the East Side of Providence...

Frontier Airlines Expanding TF Green Service to Six More Cities—$39 Fares

Six new destinations announced by Frontier

The wins keep coming at T.F. Green Airport. On Tuesday, Frontier Airlines announced it will launch six new cities starting this fall. Frontier will...

R.I. Health & Educational Building Corp. Sold More Than $1 Billion in Bonds in FY17

Construction across the state

The Rhode island Health and Educational Corporation (RIHEBC) has sold over $1 billion in financing in a single fiscal year for the first time...

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI Proposes Lowest Commercial Health Insurance Rates

Peter Marino on GoLocal LIVE

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode island is seeking state permission to offer the lowest-cost health insurance plan for the state’s individuals, families, and...

Providence Ranked Near Bottom for 1st Time Home Buyers

The City of Providence is ranked among the worst cities for first time home buyers.

10 Realities Every Business Needs to Know About the State of Media in 2017

Mary Meeker, top analyst

The world of media is changing - and quickly. Where consumers spend their time, what they read, and what they watch is transforming. Over the...

Smart Benefits: Pounds Up Means Upping Wellness

A May career builder report said that 56 percent of the nation's workforce believe they are overweight, and 45 percent believe they've gained...

Better Business Bureau Offers Tips on Stopping Scammers From Constantly Calling

BBB offers tips on avoiding scammers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering tips to consumers on how to stop scammers from continuously calling.

Teamsters Go On Strike at Twin River - Other Unions Promise to Respect Picket Lines

PHOTO: Teamsters Local 251 FB

The Teamsters are striking at Twin River and it may shut down the facility. Union officials claim that other unions have agreed to respect the...

Top 12 U.S. Crane Cities Have Nearly 300, Providence Has One

Cranes - the best indictor of economic growth?

A recent report from one of the largest construction consulting groups in the world unveiled that the twelve cities with the most construction cranes combine...

Norwegian Air Completes 1st Week of Service Out of Green to European Markets

Norwegian Air completes first full week of flights

Norwegian Air Service out of TF Green Airport to European markets has completed its first full week of operations. 

CNBC’s Top States for Business is Unveiled—RI Ranks Dismal 45th

Gina Raimondo

CNBC’s annual ranking on the Top States for Business is out and Rhode Island comes in at the bottom end of...

B. Pinelli’s Restaurant is Closing in East Providence

B. Pinelli's is closing PHOTO: B. Pinelli's

B. Pinelli’s Restaurant in East Providence is closing.

Rhode Island’s Emerging Leaders — Joseph Phommasith

Joseph Phommasith

Where is Rhode Island going and who is going to take us there? Well, United Way of Rhode Island and GoLocalProv have teamed...

Ad Club Accepting Entries for 2017 Brandathon

The Ad Club’s 2017 Brandathon is now accepting entries from Startup companies. The Brandathon “aims to bridge the gap between the...

Lardaro Report: Economic Conditions Keep Momentum in May

Len Lardaro

The first half of 2017 has been very favorable for Rhode Island in terms of its economic momentum. Coming off a very disappointing 2016, most notably a...

Smart Benefits: HSA Benefits Could Grow with Trumpcare

The American Health Care Act, if enacted in its current form, would nearly double the amount participants could invest in HSAs – tax-advantaged medical savings...

BIF Scores Million Dollar Grant from NY’s Carnegie Corporation

Saul Kaplan, BIF

RI's Business Innovation Factory has landed a $1 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to "help integrate the many fragmented...

RI Ranked One of Worst States to Start a Business in U.S., Are Raimondo’s Policies Working?

RI ranked among worst in country for starting a business

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the country to start a business. And, it does not look like Governor Gina Raimondo's...

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