State Government Press Releases

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04/21/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his nomination of Marcel A. Valois, a business and community leader with decades of management experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, to serve as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC). "We...
04/20/2013
To increase access to capital for existing small businesses in Rhode Island, the Small Business Loan Fund Corporation (SBLFC) Board of Directors has approved lowering the standard interest rate on their loans to an average of 5.75 percent from the previous average rate of 7.5 percent. "It is...
04/20/2013
Rhode Island's defense and maritime industries and cutting-edge ocean research and education assets are featured in a special 16-page "Discovering Rhode Island" supplement in the March 2013 issue of Marine Technology Reporter magazine.
04/20/2013
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has received state approval and grant monies from the Governor's Workforce Board RI to launch a pre-apprenticeship and an apprenticeship program for the state's marine trades. Both programs are the first of their kind for Rhode Island's marine...
03/18/2013
Turfer Athletic, a leading supplier of outerwear and team apparel solutions for team dealers, colleges, interscholastic and club teams, has consolidated its Rhode Island and Massachusetts operations into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art, 34,000-square-foot facility located at 240 Bald Hill Road,
03/11/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced five nominees for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors: Shannon Brawley, Dr. Nancy Carriuolo, Roland Fiore, Jason Kelly and George Nee. Governor Chafee's nominees represent a number of Rhode Island's key...
03/11/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced on October 28, 2013, that Long Island City, N.Y. - based Tunstall Americas will relocate its data and medical call center operations to Rhode Island and is expected to create 250 jobs in the state over the next two years. By April 2013, Tunstall plans to move...
03/11/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined the Sustainable Rhode Island Consortium to receive two reports analyzing Rhode Island's economic development data and conditions of social equity. The data compiled and evaluated by Fourth Economy Consulting and PolicyLink is an important move forward in...
William J. Parsons, the longtime Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) official whom Governor Chafee had nominated to lead the agency, today asked the Governor to be withdrawn from consideration for that position. The Governor accepted Parsons' request. In a letter to Governor...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced today that Newport, Rhode Island will host its first Volvo Ocean Race after winning a stop on the route of the 12th edition of sailing's premier round-the-world challenge in 2014-15. The Governor and Mr. Frostad were joined...