State Government Press Releases

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04/11/2018
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...
04/10/2018
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Amgen, a world-leading biotechnology company, will expand in Rhode Island, with a new $160-million next-generation biomanufacturing plant that will be the first of its kind in the United States. The facility, which will produce approximately 150 new...
04/03/2018
Rhode Island Economic Development Toolkit Adds Another Company Board Also Grants Three R.I. Businesses Innovation Vouchers for R&D Work Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved economic incentives to attract the technology...
02/08/2018
Applications Now Open for Program to Provide R&D Assistance The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced that applications are now open for an expanded version of the Innovation Voucher program. The program is intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships, and give...
01/17/2018
Pledging to advocate for strengthened support of small manufacturers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited Cranston-based Dean Machine today to outline her proposed Manufacturing Initiative. "In the past three years, we have worked to bring Rhode Island's manufacturing industry into the 21st...
11/01/2017
PROVIDENCE (Oct. 30, 2017)—Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved economic incentives to lure two companies from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. The board also voted to issue Innovation Vouchers to support the R&D work of three...
10/18/2017
Sends Nomination of Michael McNally for Senate Confirmation to Fill Seat Vacated by Joseph Azrack PROVIDENCE, R.I – Governor Gina Raimondo today announced that she has named Robert C. Davis of South Kingstown as Chair of the 195 Commission. This comes as Joseph F. Azrack announced his...
10/17/2017
The 15-story building will consist of 202 residential units and 10,000 SF of retail space PROVIDENCE – October 17, 2017 – Governor Gina Raimondo, Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and other leaders today completed the pouring of the last of the concrete that...
09/06/2017
State Projected to Realize $6M in Additional Tax Revenues, $10.6M Increase in GDP Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that Magellan Health, a leader in healthcare solutions, will expand their Rhode Island presence with 100 new jobs.
08/28/2017
224 Professionals Selected, Average Award of Over $3,800 in student loan defrayment Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced it has selected the second round of recipients of the Wavemaker Fellowship awards. Following a competitive review process, a...