State Government Press Releases

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09/16/2020
Governor Raimondo today announced $1 million in available funding to assist businesses and organizations interested in participating in the state's Take It Outside initiative. The Take It Outside initiative is a statewide effort to encourage and increase outdoor activities for all Rhode Islanders...
09/11/2020
Rhode Island Commerce, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health, is excited to launch a new "Screen and Get Away" contest to promote symptom tracking and monitoring during the COVID-19 crisis. With just a few short steps, you can not only help slow the spread of COVID-19 in...
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...
04/13/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Goldman Sachs has committed $10 million for loans for small businesses in Rhode Island through a partnership with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and with Community Reinvestment Fund ("CRF"), the largest non-profit, non-bank SBA 7(a) lender in the...
03/31/2020
March 31, 2020: The Rhode Island Superior Court will start a business protection program in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19, Presiding Justice Alice Bridget Gibney announced today. Under the Business Recovery Plan, the court will supervise and provide protections for Rhode Island...
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...