State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/26/2013
Four new members joined the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) over the past year. Three of the members were appointed by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, and one was appointed by Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed. "We are fortunate to have three accomplished new members...
06/13/2013
BBC Travel has recognized Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, as one of the world's top 21 "under-the-radar" destinations, noting its outstanding universities, historic buildings and neighborhoods, renowned restaurants, and diverse cultural offerings such as the RISD museum and WaterFire. "...
06/26/2013
With the goal to make Rhode Island an international leader in understanding and predicting the response of marine organisms and marine ecosystems to climate variability, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients...
05/28/2013
Scientists from the University of Rhode Island and GreenFins, LLC, are taking the first steps in developing the techniques to raise tuna from egg to harvest size while creating a new sustainable industry in Rhode Island. The project is the first effort in the United States to breed tuna in a land-...