State Government Press Releases

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05/23/2013
Marcel A. Valois, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee's nominee to lead the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), was today unanimously confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate. Valois is a business and community leader with decades of management experience in the private, public, and non-...
05/23/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors today approved the RIEDC Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Performance Report, which includes highlights so far from Fiscal Year 2013. The report outlines dozens of programs, partnerships and process improvements at the RIEDC that...
05/23/2013
In advance of World Trade Day, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Renaissance Project released the initial findings of their Rhode Island Manufacturing 1000 (MFG 1000) survey along with a comprehensive program and recommendations for manufacturing expansion and job growth in the state. The project is...
05/23/2013
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors today approved $78,170 in funding through the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) to help the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Narragansett Bay Commission develop solar energy projects that will produce electricity in...
05/23/2013
Read the MarineLink.com story on the NOAA Research Vessel Okeanos Explorer that is home-ported at the Port of Davisville.
05/23/2013
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission announced today that Jan Brodie will head the commission as its new Executive Director. Brodie has over 25 years of development experience, deep knowledge of the Rhode Island market and a track record of success. She will begin her new position on May 20,
05/06/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced the next action step in a multi-agency effort over the next two years to develop an integrated approach for the state to economic development, housing, transportation, and land use, as part of the Sustainable Communities Initiative. Through an open Request for...
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....