State Government Press Releases

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10/30/2020
October 30, 2020 Today Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce announced a new program to expand access to and the efficacy of remote work to further fight the spread of COVID-19. The effort will help fund the purchase of hardware, software and internet access to support Rhode Island...
10/30/2020
October 29, 2020 Governor Gina Raimondo today announced a new $20 million relief program targeted specifically to the hotel, arts & tourism industries ("HArT"). The two-part program will provide direct support grants, as well as placemaking activity grants to eligible businesses. The...
10/14/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce today announced major expansions to the Restore Rhode Island Grant Program including increasing the size of potential grant awards up to $30,000 doubling the original grant sizes. Eligibility for the program is also being...
10/01/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce today announced recipients of awards totaling more than $3 million to help businesses Take It Outside. The awardees, which include municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and other intermediary organizations, will receive funds to...
09/10/2020
Infosys doubles down on Rhode Island, commits to 1,000+ employees in the Ocean State Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services, today joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor to announce that it plans to hire 500...
07/29/2020
Detailed Eligibility Information Available Later on www.CommerceRI.com Grants will be available for up to $15,000 for eligible Rhode Island businesses impacted by COVID-19. Grant amounts will be calculated based on the number of employees and the demonstrated revenue loss Applicants urged...
07/16/2020
Raimondo Announces $100 Million in Funds for State's Small Businesses Funds will support reopening and adaptation costs, fixed expense relief, and wraparound services Governor Gina Raimondo today announced $100 million in emergency financial support for Rhode Island's small businesses that...
02/27/2020
Governor Gina Raimondo today announced that five new real estate development projects are moving forward and Change Healthcare Operations is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Rhode Island thanks to the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit Program and the Qualified Jobs Incentive Act. The projects were...
01/28/2020
Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced the first round of awards from the Raimondo Administration's Site Readiness Program. Created in the Governor's FY2020 budget with the support of the General Assembly, the Site Readiness program partners Rhode Island Commerce with...
01/27/2020
January 27, 2020 In the first Rhode Island Commerce board meeting of 2020, Governor Raimondo and the Commerce board of directors announced that three new companies will re-locate or expand in Rhode Island. The companies will create more than 120 new jobs using Commerce Rhode Island's Qualified...