manufacturing http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Raimondo on Her Jobs Plan, I-195 Development, High-Stakes Testing & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-raimondo-her-jobs-plan-i-195-development-high-stakes-testing-more <p></p><p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her plan meant to add manufacturing jobs; high-stakes testing; tax policy; the slow start to redeveloping former I-195 land; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 30399 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Raimondo on Her Jobs Plan, I-195 Development, High-Stakes Testing & More Raimondo Touts Plan to Add Manufacturing Jobs http://ripr.org/post/raimondo-touts-plan-add-manufacturing-jobs <p></p><p>In the first of a series of economy-related campaign events, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island needs to take action to get a piece of the pie as more manufacturing jobs are returning to the US.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:46:15 +0000 Ian Donnis 30211 at http://ripr.org Raimondo Touts Plan to Add Manufacturing Jobs Some economic truths Rhode Island won't want to hear http://ripr.org/post/some-economic-truths-rhode-island-wont-want-hear <p>Rhode Island’s politicians are talking about the economy again. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay warns of a campaign cliché voters ought to view with skepticism.</p><p>As predictable as the turning of autumn leaves, Rhode Island’s political campaigns will once again be filled with talk about creating jobs and jump-starting our stalled economy. Expect to hear the ancient Ocean State chestnut from the pols who’ll say, the biggest economic fear of Rhode Islanders is that their children can’t stay in our state because there aren’t enough jobs.</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:59:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 22064 at http://ripr.org Reed Confident RI's Manufacturing Sector Will Get Federal Boost http://ripr.org/post/reed-confident-ris-manufacturing-sector-will-get-federal-boost <p>Senator Jack Reed said he’s confident that Rhode Island will receive federal money meant to boost the state’s manufacturing sector.</p><p></p><p>Reed and the three other members of the congressional delegation took part Monday in a manufacturing forum at URI’s Providence campus. About 100 people attended the discussion.</p><p></p><p>Reed said the outlook is good for Rhode Island to get a preliminary grant of up to 200-thousand dollars to foster a strategy for adding manufacturing jobs.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:51:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 19591 at http://ripr.org Reed Confident RI's Manufacturing Sector Will Get Federal Boost The Bottom Line: The State of Manufacturing http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-state-manufacturing <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 Bill McCourt, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association. They probe into a comprehensive survey of Rhode Island manufacturers on what manufacturers are seeking, the state of modern manufacturing, and what will be done with the findings.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:24:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 15782 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The State of Manufacturing Made in RI: Making Rugs at Colonial Mills http://ripr.org/post/made-ri-making-rugs-colonial-mills <p>Flip through catalogs for J.C. Penney, Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn and you could see a braided rug for sale. You might assume that rug was made overseas, but there’s a good chance it was made in Pawtucket. As part of our on-going series, Made in Rhode Island, Catherine Welch visited Colonial Mills where thousands of braided rugs are shipped out of Pawtucket to major chain stores across the country.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:11:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 13306 at http://ripr.org Made in RI: Making Rugs at Colonial Mills GOP Reps Invite Gun Makers to RI from "Hostile Territory" http://ripr.org/post/gop-reps-invite-gun-makers-ri-hostile-territory <p>With state officials due to release their proposal Tuesday for curbing gun violence, Republican House lawmakers are inviting gun makers to relocate to Rhode Island in response to changes in Connecticut and Maryland. A legislative news release says the changes render those two states as "hostile territory":</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:59:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 13202 at http://ripr.org