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03/04/2015
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:01 pm BY MARY MACDONALD PBN STAFF WRITER The city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Builders Association, which had called the fees unfair.
03/04/2015
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:21 am BY LORI STABILE PBN WEB EDITOR State hotel tax collections increased 9.3 percent in December compared with December 2013, and climbed 8.1 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year, according to information released Wednesday by the R.I.Department of Revenue.
03/04/2015
By Mairead Murphy with Shaun Towne WPRI12 Published: March 3, 2015, 5:45 pm Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian is set to announce a plan this week to lower fees for building permits in hopes of bolstering economic development in the city.

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02/20/2015
Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced new leadership at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The new staff will work closely with the Secretary of Commerce to strengthen the state's economic development efforts, and support the Governor's priority of creating opportunity for all Rhode...
02/19/2015
With the goal to make Rhode Island an international leader in understanding and predicting the response of marine organisms and marine ecosystems to climate variability, Governor Gina Raimondo, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (...
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...

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