State Government Press Releases

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08/05/2014
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) will recognize the Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger website with two top awards at its annual conference gala on September 8th. The new economic development site, created and maintained by Commerce RI, the Greater Providence Chamber of...
07/24/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to projects, representing...
07/09/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State of Rhode Island will "go green" by launching Apply RI, a new online job application website. Apply RI is a web-based, workforce management system that provides a streamlined process for job seekers searching for employment with the state.
06/27/2014
In an effort to accelerate innovation in Rhode Island and help local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses create jobs and compete for approximately $2.5 billion in available federal funding each year from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (
06/19/2014
In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a Letter of Transmittal...
06/19/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has signed a law that removes barriers that were prohibitive to the growth of renewable energy businesses in Rhode Island. The legislation sets up a new designation of Renewable Energy Professional (REP). Additionally, it clarifies the...
06/19/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 25-year lease to make Edesia a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Edesia, a ready-to-use food aid producer and non-profit organization, plans to build a new...
05/06/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee last week led a trade mission to Italy and Ireland that opened the door for new economic opportunities for Rhode Island's businesses, as well as strengthened the state's presence in international markets. Governor Chafee was joined by Rhode Island Commerce...
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-...