Posts Tagged with “Chafee Center”

Fighting flight of jobs overseas

July 7th, 2012

Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, tells the Providence Business News that American jobs once shipped overseas are now returning to Rhode Island because local companies are now able to better compete with their foreign counterparts with improved, cheaper products.

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With Bryant’s help, R.I. companies turn overseas to grow their bottom line

May 27th, 2012

Increasingly, Rhode Island companies are turning to overseas markets to help them survive a sluggish U.S. economy. For guidance as they enter this market, companies are turning to resources available through Bryant University and the Chafee Center for International Business. The Providence Journal focuses on two such companies: Hope Global and Gripnail.

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State making progress, but still has a way to go to cut export gap

May 27th, 2012

Ray Fogarty, director of the Chafee Center for International Business, discusses Rhode Island's export gap with the Providence Journal. He explained that "some states' export totals get a huge boost from one or two big manufacturers, which Rhode Island doesn't have" and that "Rhode Island is a state of small businesses that sell components used in products made by bigger companies in other states, which then get credit for the export."

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World Trade Day attendees learn about renaissance of ‘Made in the USA’

May 24th, 2012

A record 550 people attending the 27th annual World Trade Day learned about the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States. The Providence Journal reported on the keynote presentation by Justin Rose of Boston Consulting Group, who detailed how productivity gains have given the United States an edge over foreign producers.

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Bryant summit to focus on rebirth of manufacturing

May 21st, 2012

The Providence Business News talks with Raymond Fogarty, director of the Chafee Center for International Business, about this year's World Trade Day, which will focus on the renaissance of manufacturing in the United States.

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27th annual World Trade Day May 23 examines the U.S. manufacturing renaissance

May 14th, 2012

Keynote speakers from Seven Revolutions and Boston Consulting Group, and panelists whose companies are part of the reinvention and rebirth of 'Made in the USA' will offer attendees a first-hand look at the steps they took to go from surviving to thriving in global marketplace

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - As world markets begin to show signs of recovery from a deep and long recession, companies throughout the United States are cautiously reinventing themselves in order to succeed in the global marketplace.

"Made in the USA," the 27th annual World Trade Day at Bryant University, offers participants opportunities to learn from area companies that are winning business back from overseas. The conference begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, on the Bryant University campus, 1150 Douglas Pike.

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Bryant program connecting business students to jobs

April 30th, 2012

The Providence Business News takes a look at Bryant's International Business majors and the senior-year practicum, which many IB students credit for their ability to hit the ground running for the employers who hire them upon graduation.

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Chafee Center data confirms turnaround in R.I. exports

April 17th, 2012

At a State House hearing, the Chafee Center for International Business presented information regarding a 53 percent increase in exports from Rhode Island.

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Bryant initiative helping R.I. public high schools develop plans to achieve net-zero energy

November 18th, 2011

Fifty-three schools will receive customized reports outlining which renewable energy technologies would be best suited for installation on their campuses, potential savings

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  –  A Bryant University initiative made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund is helping 53 public high schools and career technical centers in the Ocean State determine which renewable energy technologies can be installed at their facilities and how much energy would be generated.

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Grants enable R.I. energy initiatives

November 2nd, 2011

The Chafee Center for International Business has received a $123,244 grant from the federal government to investigate the possibility of using alternative energy sources at the state's 53 public high schools, according to the Brown Daily Herald.

"The project will be led by the BRITE team, a partnership between Bryant University and the software company RITE-Solutions Inc., whose members include Bryant professors, entrepreneurs and Rhode Island politicians," the newspaper reported.

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