Posts Tagged with “economic recovery”

Bryant U. economic forum March 8 offers data-driven exploration of R.I. business climate

February 21st, 2011

Participants will develop action steps for business relocation, controlling costs of doing business, improving state regulatory system; information will be made public on Bryant website.

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Approximately 200 leaders of Rhode Island's political, nonprofit, academic and business worlds will gather at Bryant University on Tuesday, March 8, for a multifaceted, data-driven exploration of the state's business climate.

The economic forum, "The Rhode Island Business Environment: Challenges and Opportunities," will take place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Bryant University's Stepan Grand Hall, inside the Bello Center.

Throughout the day, participants will be asked to develop action steps for each of the following issues:


State’s budget woes cast shadow on economic growth

November 23rd, 2010

Implementing zero-based budgeting and changing Rhode Islanders' attitudes regarding business development are among the suggestions made by Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, in this opinion piece co-written for the Providence Business News with Edward Mazze, distinguished university professor of business administration at the University of Rhode Island.

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Bryant economist presents R.I. economic outlook to NEEP

November 17th, 2010

Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, today presented a report (available as a .pdf here), "The Rhode Island Economic Outlook and Forecast: A Strategy for Reducing the State Budget Deficit," at the Fall 2010 Economic Outlook Conference held by the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP). Tebaldi co-wrote the report with Edward M. Mazze, Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island.


NC can teach RI some lessons about improving business climate, Bryant economist says

October 19th, 2010

Rhode Island, recently ranked the 49th best place for business and careers by Forbes magazine, should take a cue from North Carolina, which has taken the necessary steps to improve its business climate, according to Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics. His remarks, which begin at 1:32 in this video, were part of WJAR-TV's coverage of the ranking.

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RI job shortage may last through 2013, Bryant economist says

October 18th, 2010

While the number of jobs in Rhode Island remains at 1987 levels, the number of workers has grown by more than 11 percent since then, from 515,000 to 572,100, according to a report by Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi is among the state's economic experts who see no recovery for several years.

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Building trade sees job gains; sector not yet in the clear

October 11th, 2010

Although Rhode Island added 900 construction jobs in August, the industry is not yet in full recovery. Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi tells the Providence Business News that "we're still not seeing the fundamental changes we need to see for a recovery." He noted that statistics show that those who have continued to work in the industry in Rhode Island are clocking in for fewer hours.

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R.I. renewal starts with manufacturing and exports

June 7th, 2010

In this Providence Business News opinion piece co-written by Ray Fogarty, director of Bryant's Chafee Center for International Business, the authors note that American products and services "are still the most respected in the world" and that Rhode Island has untapped opportunities to advance manufacturing and exporting as avenues for economic recovery.

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Bryant economist discusses ‘RI Roadmap to Growth’

April 27th, 2010

In his interview on WJAR-TV's "Business Report," Bryant economist Logan Kelly discusses the recommendations made in "R.I. Roadmap to Growth," a report that arose from Bryant University March 9 forum on economic recovery for Rhode Island.

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The Rhode Island Road Map to Growth report now available

March 19th, 2010


SMITHFIELD, R.I.  — Putting Rhode Island on the road to economic recovery and sustainable growth requires dramatic, immediate, and lasting policy changes, according to organizers of a recent economic conference held at Bryant University on March 9th.

Creating a tax structure that makes Rhode Island competitive with other New England states, establishing a uniform, simplified regulatory environment, and branding Rhode Island to attract business and tourists were among seven initial recommendations contained in the group's Rhode Island Road Map to Growth.

The recommendations grew out of the work of about 200 government, business, and community officials and educators at the day-long conference, The Rhode Economy: What's Next? Beyond the Problems to the Solutions.

The complete report of recommendations is available online ( - click on The Rhode Island Roadmap to Growth), where  you also can dowload all conference background documents and webcast presentations.


Bryant professor: Consolidation no budget panacea

March 15th, 2010

For all the talk of consolidating and regionalizing government services to save tax dollars, Bryant finance professor Cary Collins says the idea isn't all that it's cracked up to be, the Providence Business News reports. Collins, associate professor of finance and Trustee Professor of Entrepreneurship, offered his remarks as part of the University's Rhode Island economics conference.

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