State Government Press Releases

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04/11/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants. The awards, totaling $806,501 will fund seven diverse teams bringing together deep expertise in...
03/18/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its board of directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-...
03/17/2014
Commerce RI's International Trade Program and the Maine International Trade Center will partner to host an exhibit booth at the 2014 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), November 18-20, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to participate as part of the joint "...
03/06/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Digital Excellence, today announced that the Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI) digital literacy training curriculum will be implemented statewide in adult education programs. For many adult learners in...
02/21/2014
Cape Air, one of the nation's largest regional airlines, will begin seasonal service to Block Island, RI. Beginning on May 22, the Thursday before the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Cape Air will offer daily flights between Block Island Airport (BID) and T.F. Green Airport (PVD) and between BID...
02/12/2014
Commerce RI's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA), has released its 2014 training and workshop schedule. The free sessions assist participants in navigating the complex process of offering goods and services to federal, state...
02/11/2014
The Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) has grant funding available through the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (IRISBF), a new program launched in 2013 to assist eligible RI small businesses within the life sciences and engineering sectors win SBIR/STTR awards...
02/07/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed last November Executive Order 13-07, which established the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission. The Commission is charged primarily with identifying and attracting more internationally recognized sailing and marine events to the Ocean State, which has a long...
02/07/2014
In January Hafbor ehf, an Icelandic based company, installed the mooring system for a new mussel farm in Narragansett Bay, RI owned by Adam Silkes. Hafbor's innovative technology allows for 4 meter long screw anchors to be installed in 100 meters of water without divers. This was the first...
01/28/2014
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport (Green) was up nearly 5% for December 2013, and the year end total traffic increased to 4.19%. This is the first time in eight years that Green has recorded a year-over-year increase. Previous years had seen a decline in passenger traffic attributed to...