Rhode Island businesses have a little more than a week left to file their annual reports with the state. For-profit businesses are required to file by March 31st each year.
This year the last day of the month falls on a Sunday. However businesses can still file up to midnight on that day if they do so online. The link for Annual Reports is found on the website of the Secretary of State.
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has launched Rhode Island’s participation in a regional program—the “Reuse Marketplace.” This online marketplace allows businesses to find homes for extra items in their offices or warehouses that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.
Businesses and organizations from Rhode Island and several other northeastern states can post items they have or need, and anyone can browse these listings. Resource Recovery Recycling Services Director Sarah Kite says the online marketplace will benefit both businesses and the environment.
Another week passes with the usual talk from the Rhode Island political and business elite on economic development. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says its time for some changes in the way Rhode Islanders view our state and ourselves.
A group trip is being organized for Rhode Island businesses who are interested in doing business with China, as well as those already doing so. The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation is organizing a trip for the last two weeks in April.
The E-D-C says business appointments with Chinese companies will be arranged and informational briefings will be given to participants.
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 it looks at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.
This week Dave and Mark talk about a new business survey in the Providence Business News that finds more local companies are feeling better about their prospects. They’re feeling more confident about hiring new employees and expanding business.