State Government Press Releases

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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,...
05/10/2016
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, in partnership with the United Kingdom, the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, and the Small Business Association, is announcing a trade mission to the UK in September 2016. The trade mission is designed to help boost exports...
05/05/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the opening of a competitive student loan reimbursement program for recent graduates working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and certain design fields. "A thriving STEM workforce is...
04/28/2016
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the next steps in the tourism marketing campaign with the launch of a series of opportunities to engage Rhode Islanders called "Make It Yours" (MIY). These engagement opportunities are in addition to the data-driven strategic investments being...
03/28/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved several economic development incentives to spur business growth, construction projects and job creation. Among the projects moving ahead are awards under the Main Street RI Streetscape...