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 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. Codes and Regulations LEED LEED for Neighborhood Development Rhode Island Green Building SITES

Infosys Chooses Rhode Island For Design And Innovation Hub

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“Today’s partnership with Rhode Island marks another important step forward for Infosys in the United States,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys. “We are excited to welcome Infosys to Rhode Island,” said Governor Gina M.

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

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.

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National Grid Crews Restore Power to Rhode Island Residents

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

Rhode Island RFP Attracts Six Times the Requested Demand

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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

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.,

AGC Workforce Data Show Rhode Island Making Progress on Deficient Infrastructure

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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.

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


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

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

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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

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. Mortgage Insurance: Offered through the Rhode Island Industrial Recreational Building Authority (IRBA).

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

AquaMotion brings innovation to Warwick, Rhode Island

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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.

Rhode Island Man Killed after Being Hit by Brush Cutter

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

Rhode Island officials blame AECOM for crippling traffic

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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

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


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

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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.

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

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California Colorado Connecticut Energy Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Massachusetts Missouri New Jersey Rhode Island Surveys & Research Utilities 2018 ACEEE california Economic Development Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency Scorecard Manufacturing massachusetts Site Selection zero energy buildingsNew Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

KBE Building Corp. Renovates Third Restaurant Depot in Rhode Island

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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

Rolling Arches Offer Balm For Rhode Island Bridge Job

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Contractor meets the challenge of a Pawtucket River crossing replacement. Infrastructure

Business Parks: Cost-Effective Communities

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Business Clusters/Corridors Corporate Real Estate Indiana Industry Focus Magazine Highlights New Hampshire Public-Private Partnerships Research & Development Rhode Island BF-May/June-2016 Business Facilities business parks Claremont commercial real estate Economic Development indiana Industrial Parks Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation Quonset Business Park research parks rhode island Site Selection

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Select Teams To Build Off Shore Wind Projects

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Two offshore wind projects located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard moved closer on May 23 to delivering a combined 1,200 MW of energy

Offshore Rhode Island Wind Farm Installs First Foundation

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Five-turbine project is progressing to become the nation's first offshore wind farm, say officials. Infrastructure

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

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The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region. Read: New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration at BusinessFacilities.com.

New Route to Growth

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Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Biotech And Pharma Business Clusters/Corridors Featured Post Online Features Quality Of Life Rhode Island The Editor's Blog U.S. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Editor’s Picks: Incentives

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Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs. Read: Editor’s Picks: Incentives at BusinessFacilities.com.

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

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The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more. Read: May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3) at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Korte Company is awarded $46.3 million Design-Build contract at Newport Naval Station, Rhode Island

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The Korte Company will begin construction of a new, 7-story, 200 guest room Navy Gateway Inns & Suites hotel at Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport). The 103,831-square-foot project also includes the construction of a parking area on the adjacent Lawrence Field, designed for 175 vehicles

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

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Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses.

Logistics Leaders

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Business Clusters/Corridors California Capital Investment Cover Story Featured Illinois Kansas Kentucky Logistics & Distribution Magazine Highlights Ports & Free Trade Zones Rhode Island Taxes & Incentives Transportation & Infrastructure BF-May/June-2017 CenterPoint Intermodal Center Economic Development Inland Empire Logistics Park Kansas City Long Beach Louisville Port of Los Angeles Quonset Business Park Site Selection

Best Renovation/Restoration: South Street Landing

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To create a shared higher education and health research facility for three different Rhode Island schools, the former Narragansett Electric Power Station was renovated to house the new Rhode Island Nursing Education Center

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

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As national leaders, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Oregon round out the top five in the ACEEE Scorecard. Rhode Island’s third place ranking in this report, up from fourth last year, demonstrates that our investments in electric and natural gas energy efficiency programs are paying off.”.


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Economic Development Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Industry News Renewable Energy Site Selection The Editor's Blog USA - Far West USA - Great Lakes USA - Mid Atlantic Cape Wind Deep Water Wind Department of Energy Energy massachusetts offshore wind energy Rankings rhode island TurbinesThe U.S. offshore wind energy sector appears to be ready for prime time, and the potential is enormous. Read: Offshoring.

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

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We have a pretty impressive facility here on Goose Island with 100,000 square feet of industry collaboration space and a 24,000-square-foot manufacturing facility where we feature equipment from across a variety of our partners,” said McDermott. RHODE ISLAND THINKS BIG.

Growth Pilgrims: Drop Anchor For Opportunity In New England

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Advanced Manufacturing Economic Development Magazine Highlights New Hampshire Rhode Island State Focus USA - New England BF-July/August-2016 Business Incentives Capital Investment Claremont Employment Expansion Manufacturing Quonset Business Park Rochester Site Selection

Call to the Bullpen

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Rhode Island is poised to clear away the last bits of wreckage left from its failed $75-million investment in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s bankrupt video game company, 38 Studios. One thing seems certain after the reshuffling is complete: Rhode Island’s new Commerce Corp.

Top 10 States Ranked In Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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Archives Articles By Topic California Connecticut Daily News Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Illinois In The News Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota New York Online Features Oregon Rhode Island U.S. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Less Is More In New England

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percent, Rhode Island’s 5.3 The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2017 was 4.3 I’m thrilled to see another business building here in Rhode Island.”. By the BF Staff.