State Government Press Releases

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02/11/2014
The Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) has grant funding available through the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (IRISBF), a new program launched in 2013 to assist eligible RI small businesses within the life sciences and engineering sectors win SBIR/STTR awards...
02/07/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed last November Executive Order 13-07, which established the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission. The Commission is charged primarily with identifying and attracting more internationally recognized sailing and marine events to the Ocean State, which has a long...
02/07/2014
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...
01/28/2014
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...
01/21/2014
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...
12/18/2013
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...
12/17/2013
The Warwick Beacon covered the event earlier this week unveiling the City Centre Warwick name and logo.
12/17/2013
Following the December board meeting, the Providence Journal details the RIEDC name change to The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.
12/16/2013
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...
12/12/2013
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...