State Government Press Releases

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05/31/2017
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI), is inviting interested partners to begin sharing concepts and ideas for an Innovation Campus in preparation for an RFP to be released later this year. The Commerce Corporation has issued an...
05/03/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that six Rhode Island companies have been selected to receive Innovation Vouchers intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships and give Rhode Island a competitive edge that will help the state grow and attract business. "Our...
04/21/2017
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of convenient ferry service between Providence and Newport. Last year thousands of people took advantage of the service enjoying picturesque Narragansett Bay. For the 2017...
04/18/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined fellow state and local officials at a welcoming ceremony to mark the relocation and opening of Trade Area Systems, a real-estate intelligence company. The company provides advance site location services for major retailers...
04/12/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the re-opening of Wavemaker Fellowship Applications, a competitive student loan reimbursement program for recent graduates working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and certain design...
03/29/2017
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the matter of Securities and Exchange Commission v. Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, et al. regarding events arising in 2010. As part of the conditions...
03/27/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that six Rhode Island companies have been selected to receive Innovation Vouchers intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships and give Rhode Island a competitive edge that will help the state grow and attract business. "The U.S....
03/27/2017
Rhode Island Projected to Realize 4.5 M in Additional Tax Revenues and 26 M Increase in GDP from New Fintech Company Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that eMoney Advisor LLC, which builds interactive financial technology for...
03/21/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state's I-195 Innovation & Design District will be the setting for three days of manufacturing- and maker-focused pop-ups, from March 26-28. Open to the public, these pop-ups will each be held at One Ship Street in Providence and hosted by...
03/17/2017
Local Communities Can Apply for Funds to Improve Downtown Business Districts Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC) announced they are accepting applications for the Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund, which supports projects...