State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the completion of the land transfer process between the State and the I-195 Redevelopment Commission. The transfer will provide $38.4 million to be used to fund the remaining contracts of the Iway (...
05/06/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors approved $184,334 to seven companies in the first round of 2013 grant funding through the Renewable Energy Fund (REF). The projects support solar photovoltaic systems that will produce electricity in a cleaner, more...
04/21/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Senator Jack Reed, Representative Jim Langevin, and Representative David Cicilline joined with leaders from North Atlantic Distribution, Inc (NORAD) and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) to announce a major expansion of business at the Port of Davisville today....
04/21/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced three nominees for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors: Judith Diaz, RN, MPH, Director of Community Health for Lifespan; Elizabeth Francis, PhD, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities;...
04/21/2013
Katrina White, Travel and Trade Manager for the Tourism Division of the Rhode Island Economic Development (RIEDC), received the National Tour Association's (NTA) 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was given in recognition of White's work to promote and support the efforts of the...
04/21/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined members of Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation, General Assembly members, state and City of Providence officials, and private sector leaders today to break ground on the next phase of the I-195 relocation project. Infrastructure work has now begun in the...
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...