State Government Press Releases

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08/23/2016
Deal would bring total settlements to more than $42 million to date in ongoing 38 Studios litigation Commerce Corporation remains engaged in litigation against other defendants, including First Southwest Company and Curt Schilling The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it has...
08/23/2016
Expanding on a Month of Positive News, Lexington Lighting Group to move from MA to RI; Granite Telecommunications to expand In-State; Lippitt Mill to be revitalized Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation approved the use of economic...
08/18/2016
New figures released today indicate that the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation's marketing efforts, in conjunction with the state's tourism regions, are producing positive results. According to data from STR, Inc., a leading global travel-industry monitoring service, shows that hotel room revenue...
08/11/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation took action today using tools the Governor established to bring more than 170 new jobs at two major global companies—GE Digital and Finlays—in Rhode Island. The incentive packages the Commerce Corporation approved...
06/10/2016
Today, Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor announced that Ocean State native Lara Salamano will serve as the new Chief Marketing Officer at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. "Attracting tourists and businesses is essential to supporting and revitalizing the Rhode Island economy,"...
06/10/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that General Electric plans to bring new, advanced industry jobs to Rhode Island with the opening of a GE Digital information technology center. The new Providence-based office will be responsible for developing new software applications and driving...
05/31/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that through a partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat, six career and technical schools will be able to offer training to prepare students for careers in marine industries. "We are committed to helping our students build the skills that matter...
05/24/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved economic incentives to lure a company from Connecticut to Westerly, support the rehabilitation of an old mill into a mixed use development, and support the construction of a new hotel in...
05/10/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved approximately $750,000 in Industry Cluster Grant awards to spur innovation and encourage collaboration among key industry sectors in Rhode Island. The awards focus on key clusters in the areas...
05/10/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved approximately $1.9 million in tax credits and incentives to support the expansion of A.T. Cross Co. in Rhode Island. "Growing businesses, especially ones with a deep history in our state,...