Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges

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Rhode Island leaders have taken action to help local businesses, communities and residents face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read: Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges at BusinessFacilities.com.

Rhode Island goes for LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES

Green Building Law Update

The State of Rhode Island is expanding its longstanding Green Buildings Act adding built landscapes to the list of public projects that must be built to recognized green building standards. Rhode Island has since 2008 mandated the public construction projects larger than 5,000 gross square feet “shall be designed and constructed to at least the LEED certified” or equivalent standard, but not actually certified by GBCI.

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Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth

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Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat. Read: Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

Rhode Island's First-Ever Infrastructure Report Delivers Mixed Marks

ENR Construction

The first-ever infrastructure report card for Rhode Island gives the coastal state a C- due to decades of underinvestment in its roads and bridges

Rhode Island Sees Daylight at the End of Its 'Big Dig'

ENR Construction

as part of the final phase of Rhode Island’s “Big Dig A crew is preparing for the boring of a massive tunnel near the Seekonk River in Pawtucket, R.I. ”

Offshore Wind Firms Fund $1M Rhode Island Worker Certification

ENR Construction

State workforce development push comes as it aims to procure from 600 MW to 1 GW of wind energy this fall to meet increased clean energy goal by 2030

Five Minutes With Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor

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Stefan Pryor was appointed Rhode Island’s first Secretary of Commerce by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo (D) and confirmed unanimously by the state Senate in 2015

Rhode Island Crew Takes Novel Approach to Replace Deck

ENR Construction

Using a novel approach, crews are expect to finish the final phase of the $20 million Newport Pell Bridge deck rehabilitation project by Thanksgiving

The Rhode Island School of Design receives its first new residence building in 30 years

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It has been 30 years since the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) received a new student residence building, but that is about to change as Shawmut Design and Construction has recently broken ground on a new 43,500-sf residence hall on the Providence campus

AquaMotion brings innovation to Warwick, Rhode Island

Contractor Magazine

AquaMotion recently, they congratulated president and owner, Hans Kuster, for bringing innovation, industry and employment to the city of Warwick, Rhode Island. When Mayor Scott Avedisian and Councilman Joseph Gallucci visited. read more. Plumbing

Offshore Wind Firms Fund $1M Rhode Island Program to Certify Workers

ENR Construction

State workforce development push comes as it aims to procure from 600 MW to 1 GW of wind energy this fall to meet increased clean energy goal by 2030

The 50 States of Construction: 'Cranes in the air' define Rhode Island's construction landscape

Construction Dive

The state's aggressive courting of new corporate investment has driven its robust construction activity the last three years

CBRE Releases Annual Tech Talent Scorecard For 2022

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CBRE's Scoring Tech Talent report ranks the top 75 tech markets in the U.S. and Canada and outlines the industry’s job-growth trends amid economic shifts and increased remote hiring.

Best Government Public Buildings: Rhode Island Veterans Home

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To meet an aggressive schedule, the design and construction team on the 254,000-sq-ft Rhode Island Veterans Home project adopted a prefabrication strategy to build six wood-framed resident buildings that house a total of 208 beds

Rhode Island Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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The updated Rhode Island incentives guide is brought to you by Real Street Expo , a new event sponsored by Business Facilities and Today’s Facility Manager magazines. For a list of Rhode Island economic development agencies that can help with the site selection process, visit our Online Site Seekers’ Guide. Mortgage Insurance: Offered through the Rhode Island Industrial Recreational Building Authority (IRBA).

Rhode Island Commits to 100% Renewables Power by 2030

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First in the U.S. goal is "bold but achievable," says Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) in Jan. 15 executive order

New England: Balancing Business & Beauty

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While parts of the New England economy experienced a setback, much like its fall foliage, the region will soon experience a beautiful change.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Business Facilities

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. . Read: California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard at BusinessFacilities.com.

Rhode Island officials blame AECOM for crippling traffic

Construction Dive

State officials allege that the information in an AECOM study led to recent massive traffic jams on I-195 and said they will have to delay construction on a bridge until they can come up with a better traffic diversion plan

New England: More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Business Facilities

Taken individually each state in New England has a lot to offer, but taken as a region they are a force to be reckoned with. Read: New England: More Than The Sum Of Its Parts at BusinessFacilities.com.

Rhode Island Man Killed after Being Hit by Brush Cutter

Green Industry Professionals

A man died from injuries he sustained after apparently being struck by a landscaper’s skid-steer brush cutter

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

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Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

Business Facilities

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook. Read: Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success at BusinessFacilities.com.

Rhode Island Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

Business Facilities

A comprehensive list of Rhode Island financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities. Rhode Island Incentives and Workforce Development Guide appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. State Incentives Abatements Business Incentives Capital Investment Exemptions Finance Financing Funds Grants Loans workforce development

Construction completes on only dedicated STEAM facility for girls in Rhode Island

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The Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., recently opened its new addition, the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) Hub, courtesy of LLB Architects and Shamut Design and Construction

Officials Dedicate New Military Lounge at Rhode Island Airport

Construction Superintendent Magazine

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Gilbane joined Rhode Island Gov. Chafee, Rhode Island Airport Corporation President and CEO Kelly Fredericks, Rhode Island Military Organization, military organizations and local businesses last week at the long-awaited dedication of Theodore Francis Green Airport’s new military lounge. Lincoln D.

Two Rhode Island Transit Projects Move Forward

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both with “built-in ridership in densely populated areas,” says the Rhode Island Dept. Two priority rail station projects are moving forward in Providence and Pawtucket/Central Falls, R.I., of Transportation spokesman Charles St. Martin

Rhode Island RFP Attracts Six Times the Requested Demand

ENR Construction

National Grid and Rhode Island state regulators will review 41 proposals offering 2,500 MW that were submitted in response to a September request seeking 400 MW of renewable-energy capacity

KBE Building Corp. Renovates Third Restaurant Depot in Rhode Island

Construction Superintendent Magazine

CRANSTON, R.I. -- KBE Building Corporation has started renovations for its third Restaurant Depot project – this one in Cranston, Rhode Island. KBE will serve as general contractor for the project, which comprises the renovation of an existing 50,000-square-foot building, plus the addition of a 10,000-square-foot enclosed area and a 16,000-square-foot covered parking area. Work will include paving, site grading and storm drainage modifications. . frontpage

AGC Workforce Data Show Rhode Island Making Progress on Deficient Infrastructure

ENR Construction

Rhode Island’s subpar infrastructure system has consistently ranked among the worst in the country, but the Ocean State is finally fixing its crumbling roads and bridges

Rhode Island Awards its Largest Single Contract to Rebuild Providence Interchange

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A four-company design-build team has been awarded a $410-million contract to design and rebuild the Routes 6-10 Interchange in Providence, the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation announced late last year

Rhode Island Commits to 100% Renewables-Powered by 2030

ENR Construction

First in the U.S. goal is "bold but achievable," says Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) in Jan. 15 executive order

Pawtucket, RI Launches $400M Economic Development Project

Business Facilities

The project will transform Pawtucket’s riverfront with extensive development, including a new United Soccer League (USL) Championship soccer team and stadium. Read: Pawtucket, RI Launches $400M Economic Development Project at BusinessFacilities.com.

New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages

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Biotech & Pharma Connecticut Energy Featured Location Focus Magazine Highlights Maine Manufacturing Massachusetts New Hampshire Quality Of Life Retail Rhode Island Taxes & Incentives Tourism Transportation & Infrastructure USA - New England Vermont Workforce Development BF-July/August-2019 Capital Investment Claremont connecticut corporate expansion Economic Development New Milford Quonset Business Park rhode island Site Selection

Rhode Island Innovation Complex Breaks Ground

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The $150 million Wexford Innovation Complex broke ground on former Interstate 95 land in Providence recently

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Business Facilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that social, health and environmental risks are economic risks. Industrial parks can mitigate risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept. Read: Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient at BusinessFacilities.com.

National Grid Crews Restore Power to Rhode Island Residents

ENR Construction

A Jan. 21 pressure drop knocked 7,100 Newport County customers off line, triggering a state of emergency

Rhode Island Wind-Power RFP Attracts Six Times the Requested Demand

ENR Construction

National Grid and Rhode Island state regulators will review 41 proposals offering 2,500 MW that were submitted in response to a September request seeking 400 MW of renewable-energy capacity

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Growth

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Alabama Biotech & Pharma Business Clusters/Corridors California Capital Investment Feature Story Featured Magazine Highlights Maryland Pennsylvania Public-Private Partnerships Research & Development Rhode Island Taxes & Incentives alabama BF-March/April-2019 Biotechnology california corporate expansion Economic Development Frederick HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Montgomery County Pennsylvania (PA) rhode island Spring House Innovation Park Vacaville

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions

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With more than 40 projects to choose from in our 2018 Deal of the Year competition, our judges had to put in overtime to designate 10 worthy recipients of our Honorable Mentions. Read: 2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions at BusinessFacilities.com.