State Government Press Releases

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09/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model...
09/11/2014
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) recognized the Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger website with two top awards at its annual conference earlier this week. The new economic development site, created and maintained by Commerce RI, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce,...
09/11/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will host Ireland's Taoiseach (pronounced 'T shock') Enda Kenny and other Irish officials during an afternoon visit to Rhode Island on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Kenny is expected to attend a reception at the state house and visit the Rhode...
09/02/2014
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and non-profit marketing firm SmartPower today announced the launch of Solarize Rhode Island, a municipal-based program aimed at providing opportunities for installation of rooftop solar energy...
09/02/2014
Beginning June 18, 2015, Condor Airlines will start regularly scheduled seasonal service from Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) to T.F. Green Airport (PVD). Flights will operate on Mondays and Thursdays on a Boeing B767/300 and are available for booking on www.condor.com. ?"I am pleased to help welcome...
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...