State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...
The Governor's Workforce Board is pleased to announce the availability of an additional $700,000 to fund incumbent worker training to help RI companies upgrade the skills of current employees and build a highly-skilled, high-performing workforce. Rhode Island for-profit and not-for-profit...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) have reached a new 25-year lease agreement to extend and expand Electric Boat's footprint at Quonset Business Park. Approved by the QDC's Board of Directors at their...
The Warwick Beacon covered the event earlier this week unveiling the City Centre Warwick name and logo.
Following the December board meeting, the Providence Journal details the RIEDC name change to The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.
One of Rhode Island's key infrastructure and transit-oriented developments is moving forward into the next stage of marketing and development with a new brand identity, website and market analysis. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian today...
What: Growing Rhode Island's economy and further developing the state's infrastructure assets is a top priority for leadership. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian will join the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, City of Warwick...
Press Release from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 2013) The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) was revised downward in the second quarter of 2013, expanding at an annual rate of 1.6 percent. Rhode Island's economy grew at an annual rate of 2.
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) announces that seven Rhode Island companies will be the first recipients of the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (IRISBF) matching grants for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)