State Government Press Releases

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01/10/2017
Grants Support Local Companies That Have Received Federal SBIR/STTR Awards, Boost Rhode Island's Capacity for Innovation Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced new recipients of the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business...
12/21/2016
Legendary Rhode Island-Based Company Relocates and Expands in Providence, Opens New Storefront at 299 Promenade Street Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the relocation and expansion of A.T. Cross. The famed pen...
12/19/2016
Plans to Bring 75 High Wage Technology Jobs to the Ocean State Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and...
12/15/2016
Global company Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, will expand its operation in downtown Providence by more than 400 percent Governor Gina M. Raimondo made her second major jobs announcement of the week today during a State Room press conference with senior...
12/13/2016
Project Expected to Generate an Additional 100 Million in Revenues to the State over the Next 20 Years The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, in collaboration with Wexford Science and Technology, today announced signed letters of intent to lease...
12/07/2016
The Commons at Providence Station Made Possible by Rebuild Rhode Island Program Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Commons at Providence Station, which is expected to create 225 direct jobs and 125 indirect jobs in construction...
12/05/2016
Program Will Prepare More Undergraduates for Advanced Industry Careers, Build Upon Rhode Island's Nationally Leading Computer Science Initiative During a visit today from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. at West Warwick High School, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced the launch of...
11/22/2016
New innovation vouchers, InnovateNewport coworking space and P-TECH grants approved at November board meeting Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation last night approved six local companies to receive the next round of Innovation Voucher awards: Aquanis,...
11/15/2016
The Small Business Assistance Program joins the Commerce Corporation's suite of tools to help businesses in Rhode Island grow and succeed The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that Small Business Assistance Program, a new program aiding eligible small businesses in obtaining...
11/01/2016
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced the appointment of Scottye Lindsey as Rhode Island's next director of the Department of Business Regulation (DBR). "I am laser-focused on improving our businesses climate so we can help existing businesses...