State Government Press Releases

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12/19/2016
Plans to Bring 75 High Wage Technology Jobs to the Ocean State Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and...
12/15/2016
Global company Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, will expand its operation in downtown Providence by more than 400 percent Governor Gina M. Raimondo made her second major jobs announcement of the week today during a State Room press conference with senior...
12/13/2016
Project Expected to Generate an Additional 100 Million in Revenues to the State over the Next 20 Years The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, in collaboration with Wexford Science and Technology, today announced signed letters of intent to lease...
12/07/2016
The Commons at Providence Station Made Possible by Rebuild Rhode Island Program Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Commons at Providence Station, which is expected to create 225 direct jobs and 125 indirect jobs in construction...
12/05/2016
Program Will Prepare More Undergraduates for Advanced Industry Careers, Build Upon Rhode Island's Nationally Leading Computer Science Initiative During a visit today from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. at West Warwick High School, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced the launch of...
11/22/2016
New innovation vouchers, InnovateNewport coworking space and P-TECH grants approved at November board meeting Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation last night approved six local companies to receive the next round of Innovation Voucher awards: Aquanis,...
11/15/2016
The Small Business Assistance Program joins the Commerce Corporation's suite of tools to help businesses in Rhode Island grow and succeed The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that Small Business Assistance Program, a new program aiding eligible small businesses in obtaining...
11/01/2016
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced the appointment of Scottye Lindsey as Rhode Island's next director of the Department of Business Regulation (DBR). "I am laser-focused on improving our businesses climate so we can help existing businesses...
10/06/2016
Grants Aim to Assist the Redevelopment of Commercial Areas of RI Communities Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined with city officials today to tour Main Street in East Greenwich, one of seven projects chosen to receive Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Funds. "The Main Streets...
09/27/2016
Since January, Commerce Corporation's real estate incentives, including Rebuild RI, have leveraged nearly $400million in private investment Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation took steps last night to bring two new real estate development projects...