State Government Press Releases

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12/11/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation's Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced this year's recipients of the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (IRISBF) matching grants for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small...
10/30/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Commerce Corporation today announced the launch of the Statewide Action Team (STAT) a centralized, statewide concierge network charged with making it easier to get business done in Rhode Island. STAT aims to help businesses access information, resources and...
10/26/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, today launched new incentive programs aimed at spurring economic growth across Rhode Island. Applications for the Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit and The Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit are...
10/15/2015
As part of her economic development strategy, Governor Raimondo has charged the Commerce Corporation with the launch of a new website specifically for the Latino entrepreneur community http://www.latinocommerceri.com. The new website will be an online resource to strengthen and empower Latino...
10/15/2015
Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, members of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission and defense and economic development experts, convened today at Salve Regina for a conversation on the evolving cyber threat and Rhode Island's commitment to investing in cyber resiliency, innovation, and...
09/30/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo this evening announced a three-firm marketing team to design and execute a top-notch statewide tourism and business attraction campaign. Engaging this team will build on efforts ongoing across state government to revitalize the state's economy and put Rhode Islanders back...
09/14/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, in partnership with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, state agencies and Rhode Island Chambers of Commerce, today announced the launch of the Commerce Corporation's new Business Navigation Center. The Center will serve as a...
05/21/2015
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation with the Rhode Island District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston, will host a Rhode...
04/27/2015
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announces that Rhode Island companies that have received an SBIR/STTR Phase I award have the opportunity to apply for a matching grant of up to $45K from the Innovate RI Small Business Fund. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015. To date, the...
02/20/2015
Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced new leadership at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The new staff will work closely with the Secretary of Commerce to strengthen the state's economic development efforts, and support the Governor's priority of creating opportunity for all Rhode...