State Government Press Releases

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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,
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the establishment of an emergency loan fund in the amount of $1 million to assist Rhode Island businesses that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The loans are being made available through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's (RIEDC)...
Davisville channel has not been dredged since its original construction in the 1940s No taxpayer funds utilized to complete project Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with House Speaker Gordon Fox, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and Quonset Development Corporation (...
Leveraging Rhode Island's Academic Assets and Focusing on Revitalizing Main Street Corridors in Providence and Woonsocket RIEDC and Roger Williams University enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on small business support and other community revitalization efforts while also...
Alexion Pharmaceuticals has brought 194 jobs to RI, invested more than $150 million at Smithfield manufacturing facility since 2006 RIEDC Chairperson Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors today approved a measure to lower the...
With infrastructure development as a key driver of economic development and job growth, RIEDC Chairperson Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Board of Directors approved up to $42 million in a bond for the purchase and development of the I-195 surplus land to act as a catalyst for knowledge-based...