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12/22/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 12/22/14 The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released an economic summary for the Providence area recently showing that while it may still have a jobless rate that is higher than the national average, occupations generally pay more.
12/22/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 12/22/14 EpiVax Inc. and Novozymes Biopharma entered into a license agreement for the development of treatments for autoimmune diseases, the companies announced on Monday.
12/22/2014
December 22nd, 2014 at 11:10 am by Ted Nesi WPRI12 The number of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island fell to 39,200 in January 2012, the lowest level since records began in 1990. However, manufacturing employment in the state has increased by 2,000 jobs over the nearly three years since then, and has now returned to the same level as in July 2009.

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12/10/2014
On December 9, 2014, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for $1.3 million in funding available for schools to install solar energy systems. The event took place at Rocky Hill School, which recently installed a solar energy system...
12/08/2014
The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville. A major milestone for the state and former naval air station and construction battalion base, the event was attended by the state's highest...
12/05/2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is partnering with the Commerce RI and its Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to provide free counseling and training programs to the Rhode Island small business community on various aspects of federal, state and local procurement. The co-...

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