State Government Press Releases

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09/26/2013
Rhode Island's congressional delegation and Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that the state has won a first round "Investing in Manufacturing Community Partnership" (IMCP) grant of $100,000. Designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create jobs in cities across the country,
09/23/2013
The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) announced a partnership to seek input from business leaders to build an action-oriented blueprint for improving the state's economy. The foundation and the RIEDC will bring together representatives from...
09/03/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation announces the next round of funding of approximately $800,000 through its Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) Collaborative Research Grant Program to support multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary projects that increase Rhode Island's...
08/13/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), along with the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, hosted European Union Ambassador to the United States Joćo Vale de Almeida at Bryant University for a discussion on the business potential of the...
07/29/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that, as part of RhodeMap RI, the Rhode Island Division of Planning's Statewide Planning Program is sponsoring four public forums to get feedback from Rhode Islanders about their experiences living and working in the state, as well as their vision for building...
07/23/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors today approved a $200,000 recoverable grant through the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Pre-Development Feasibility Study Program to help JAL Hydro, LLC, of North Kingstown, RI, develop a low-impact, run-of-river hydropower...
07/16/2013
July 16, 2013 (Providence, R.I.) —The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) announced today that Dr. Michael Fine, Director of HEALTH, will lead an official Rhode Island Healthcare and Life Science Trade Mission to Israel on...
07/08/2013
Two Rhode Island small businesses recently received approval for $400,000 in financing through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's (RIEDC) Small Business Loan Fund. "Providing companies with access to capital makes doing business easier in Rhode Island and allows small...
06/26/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors approved $174,791.97 in funding through the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) to help four Rhode Island companies – East Ave Solar, LLC, of Cranston; Newport Solar of Newport; Real Goods Solar of Providence; and Newport...
06/26/2013
This morning, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, Governor Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) held a Ports Showcase to promote the capabilities and services available at ProvPort and Quonset's Port of Davisville. U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Acting...