State Government Press Releases

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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...
Agency to draw upon the seasoned professional's administrative, policy, management and intergovernmental experience in a consolidated role, will serve as primary EDC liaison to Governor's office Following the recommendations of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) and others to...
Division of Planning Issues RFP to Develop Integrated Plans for Economic Development, Housing, and Growth Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced an important step forward in efforts to build a sustainable and prosperous future for Rhode Island. Over the next two years, the state will...
Governor Chafee Announces $3 Million in Projected New Sales, 45 Serious Business Leads for RI Companies as a Result of Recent Trade Missions Trade delegations to Canada, Dominican Republic and Panama organized by RIEDC, Chafee Center at Bryant University in partnership with U.S. SBA, U.S. Dept.
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he will nominate William J. Parsons to serve as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC). Parsons currently serves as Managing Director of Community and Business Development for the RIEDC. "In any organization,