State Government Press Releases

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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Corporation (RIEDC) official whom Governor Chafee had nominated to lead the agency, today asked the Governor to be withdrawn from consideration for that position.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...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee yesterday contacted more than 5,000 Rhode Island business owners and operators asking them to complete a thorough survey on the effects of state and federal regulations on their business. "This survey is a natural extension of the community business forums I have held...
Rhode Island and specifically, Fort Adams State Park is well-positioned to host large marine events after seamlessly executing the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) last summer, according to the Large Marine Events Benefits Assessment Modeling Report by Planning Decisions, Inc. and Charles...
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and its partners awarded contracts to the BETA Group, Inc., of Lincoln, R.I., and add(ventures) of Providence, R.I., in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a market analysis and a branding and marketing plan for the Warwick...
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), Rhode Island Senate and Rhode Island House of Representatives announced today a collaborative partnership, involving the creation of a database for tracking business-related legislation in...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with state officials and local business leaders today to announce that the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park had a record breaking year for automobiles imported by ship. In 2012, more than 172,000 automobiles were imported at the Port, with another 41,...
In his continuing efforts to promote open and honest government in the State of Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a new Transparency and Accountability Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to provide the public with an increased level of information regarding the...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee was joined today by a diverse group of Rhode Island leaders to announce $200,000 in public and private funding to form the new College and University Research Collaborative. Participants in the announcement included college and university presidents from across Rhode...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the next action step in a multi-agency effort over the next two years to develop an integrated approach for the state to land use, transportation, housing, and economic development. Through an open Request for Proposals (RFP) issued November 7, 2012 by...