State Government Press Releases

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05/10/2016
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, in partnership with the United Kingdom, the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, and the Small Business Association, is announcing a trade mission to the UK in September 2016. The trade mission is designed to help boost exports...
05/05/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the opening of a competitive student loan reimbursement program for recent graduates working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and certain design fields. "A thriving STEM workforce is...
04/28/2016
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the next steps in the tourism marketing campaign with the launch of a series of opportunities to engage Rhode Islanders called "Make It Yours" (MIY). These engagement opportunities are in addition to the data-driven strategic investments being...
03/28/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved several economic development incentives to spur business growth, construction projects and job creation. Among the projects moving ahead are awards under the Main Street RI Streetscape...
03/28/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday announced the launch of the state's new integrated tourism and business-attraction campaign. This statewide strategic campaign is designed to supercharge Rhode Island's economic engine and put Rhode Islanders back to work.
02/29/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors met on Monday evening and approved the use of new economic development tools, spurring new construction and boosting job growth in Rhode Island. The projects moving forward are aided by a Qualified Jobs Tax...
01/26/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors last evening approved incentive agreements for over $9 million in tax credits and grant funding to spur new construction and support research and development. These include: one Tax Stabilization development,...
01/05/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced the unanimous approval Greystone of Lincoln, Inc. to enter into the first Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit agreement, which will lead to the creation of 25 manufacturing jobs. Greystone is a manufacturer of high...
01/07/2016
Today the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announces that Betsy Wall has been selected as the agency's new chief marketing officer. Wall brings a wealth of public service experience to the position from roles in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Wall and her team will be charged with helping to...
12/22/2015
Last night, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors approved three school districts to host the state's new Pathways in Technology Early College High School program (P-TECH). These initial programs will focus on the key growth industries of...