State Government Press Releases

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01/09/2017
Rhode Island Employers to Save About $30 Million a Year PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Further improving Rhode Island's business climate and strengthening support for the state's existing businesses, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that employers will see a significant reduction in their...
01/05/2017
Puts Plan in Motion to Double MBE Utilization Rate For State Contracts by 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a new performance goal to level the playing field and expand economic opportunity for all Rhode Islanders by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/...
12/22/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement, on the day before Christmas Eve and the first day of Hanukkah: "The holiday season is a time to come together as Rhode Islanders and look to a bright and peaceful future with hope and optimism. We have so many...
12/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the relocation and expansion of A.T. Cross. The famed pen manufacturer will expand operations, add jobs, and open a new storefront in the new Providence location, which...
12/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that global healthcare company Johnson + Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and data analytics to create software applications that will...
12/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Jobs are up and the unemployment rate is down, building on the last report in a steady, upward trend," Raimondo said. "Rhode Island is on the move - just...
12/15/2016
Global company Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, will expand its operation in downtown Providence by more than 400 percent PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo made her second major jobs announcement of the week today during a State Room press conference...
12/14/2016
Advances Vision, Key Recommendations to Sustain and Grow State's Outdoor Recreation Industry PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council - created by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and composed of government, community and industry leaders - released its final report today,...
12/12/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment of former U.S. Senator and...
12/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Commons at Providence Station, which is expected to create 225 direct jobs and 125 indirect jobs in construction as well as 169 new housing units in the state's capital. John M....