State Government Press Releases

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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-...
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...