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...
09/16/2020
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...