State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/06/2016
Grants Aim to Assist the Redevelopment of Commercial Areas of RI Communities Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined with city officials today to tour Main Street in East Greenwich, one of seven projects chosen to receive Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Funds. "The Main Streets...
09/27/2016
Since January, Commerce Corporation's real estate incentives, including Rebuild RI, have leveraged nearly $400million in private investment Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation took steps last night to bring two new real estate development projects...
09/21/2016
215 Professionals Awarded Student Loan Repayments for Up to Four Years, Average Award Nearly $4,000 Per Year The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today that it has selected the recipients of the first Wavemaker Fellowship awards. Following a competitive review process, a total of...
09/19/2016
Deal would bring total settlements so far to approximately $45 million in ongoing 38 Studios litigation Commerce Corporation remains engaged in litigation against First Southwest Company The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it has agreed to a $2.5 million proposed settlement...
09/15/2016
Next phase of Make It Yours, Commerce Corporation's digital ad campaign, calls for more #MyRIStory photo submissions from residents The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has announced plans to renew its Make It Yours (MIY) ad campaign for a fall run, set to launch in mid-October. The second...
08/23/2016
Deal would bring total settlements to more than $42 million to date in ongoing 38 Studios litigation Commerce Corporation remains engaged in litigation against other defendants, including First Southwest Company and Curt Schilling The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it has...