EDC http://ripr.org en RIDOT: $29M In Transportation Projects Seek Funding http://ripr.org/post/ridot-29m-transportation-projects-seek-funding <p>The public has a chance to weigh in Friday on a slate of proposed transportation projects that will be paid for out of a new fund</p><p>The new fund helps cities and towns access low-interest loans for road construction projects. It’s modeled after the state’s Clean Water Finance Authority, which over the past 15 years has loaned out $1 billion for municipal sewage treatment projects. In fact, the Clean Water Finance Authority will administer this new transportation fund.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:18:19 +0000 Catherine Welch 26197 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Slow And Steady Growth Is Key At RI EDC http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-slow-and-steady-growth-key-ri-edc <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Marcel Valois. They discuss the EDC’s small business loan program and why slow and steady wins the race.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 25442 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Slow And Steady Growth Is Key At RI EDC The Bottom Line: RI EDC’s Long-Term Solutions For Economic Growth http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-ri-edc-s-long-term-solutions-economic-growth <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Marcel Valois. They discuss the EDC’s long-term and short-term plans to spark economic growth, and the agency’s future after January 1<sup>st</sup> when legislative changes reshape the agency.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:02:12 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 25228 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: RI EDC’s Long-Term Solutions For Economic Growth Belcourt Of Newport Pulls EDC Grant Request For Mansion Upgrade http://ripr.org/post/belcourt-newport-pulls-edc-grant-request-mansion-upgrade <p>Belcourt of Newport has pulled its application for a state renewable energy grant. Alex and Ani owner Carolyn Rafaelian bought Belcourt and is currently renovating the Newport mansion.</p><p></p><p>The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation was supposed to take up this month an $18,500 grant for a solar array and geo-thermal heating and cooling system for Belcourt. But the EDC said Belcourt has pulled the grant request.</p><p>The EDC put off a vote on awarding the grant at its last meeting after two board members recused themselves due to a conflict of interest.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:34:58 +0000 Catherine Welch 25063 at http://ripr.org Belcourt Of Newport Pulls EDC Grant Request For Mansion Upgrade Alex And Ani Founder Seeks EDC Grant for Belcourt Upgrades http://ripr.org/post/alex-and-ani-founder-seeks-edc-grant-belcourt-upgrades <p>The founder of Alex and Ani is seeking a grant from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The grant is to help make Belcourt Castle in Newport more eco-friendly.</p><p></p><p>Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian bought Belcourt Castle, renamed it Belcourt of Newport, and is now refurbishing the place. Rafaelian is seeking a grant of $18,500 for a solar array and a geothermal heating and cooling system. &nbsp;The grant would come from the EDC’s Renewable Energy Fund.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:26:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 24712 at http://ripr.org Alex And Ani Founder Seeks EDC Grant for Belcourt Upgrades "Make it Happen" One Year Later http://ripr.org/post/make-it-happen-one-year-later <p>A little more than a year ago, the Rhode Island Foundation gathered more than 300 people from across the community to brainstorm ways to boost the state&rsquo;s sagging economy.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:52:48 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 22353 at http://ripr.org "Make it Happen" One Year Later Bottom Line: The Politics and the Changing Business Environment http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-politics-and-changing-business-environment <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p></p><p>This week, Dave and Mark sit down with<span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="#1F497D"> RI Public Expenditure Council Executive Director John Simmons. </font></span></font></span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 21627 at http://ripr.org Bottom Line: The Politics and the Changing Business Environment Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit http://ripr.org/post/conversation-winners-losers-38-studios-lawsuit <p>The state’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allowed key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:55:50 +0000 Scott MacKay & Dave Fallon 20846 at http://ripr.org Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit RI Judge Allows Bulk of 38 Studios Lawsuit to Move Ahead http://ripr.org/post/ri-judge-allows-bulk-38-studios-lawsuit-move-ahead <p>Rhode Island’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allows key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrni/files/130828EDC_v__Wells_Fargo_et_al__Mot__to_Dismiss.pdf">(Read the judge's 98-page decision here.)</a></p><p>When video game maker 38 Studios went belly up after receiving a $75 million state loan guaranty, it left taxpayers in the lurch for roughly $100 million.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:20:27 +0000 Catherine Welch 20779 at http://ripr.org RI Judge Allows Bulk of 38 Studios Lawsuit to Move Ahead Bonus Q+A: Gordon Fox http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-gordon-fox <p>Seldom does a politician have a chance to not only change history but the trajectory of his own life. That was the case this year with Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, who spearheaded the same sex marriage bill that passed the General Assembly after years of defeat. Fox, an openly gay politician, discussed how the law will affect his own life in an interview with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic and Scott MacKay.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:44:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 18686 at http://ripr.org