State Government Press Releases

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02/14/2019
(February 14, 2019) The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Rhode Island Commerce Corporation with a Gold Adrian Award for digital marketing excellence for its winning entry in the 62nd annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel...
01/28/2019
Commerce RI, Rhode Island Foundation, and BankNewport Form Partnership to Offer Bridge Loans to Affected Businesses; Information Session to be Held Tuesday NEWPORT, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, members of Rhode Island's philanthropic and business...
12/18/2018
KINGSTON, R.I., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with University of Rhode Island President David Dooley to announce the first round of RI Innovation Campus projects which will catalyze academic research into new commercial products and businesses. The three...
12/11/2018
The Raimondo Administration today launched SupplyRhodeIsland.com, a one stop web portal for the SupplyRI program. Twelve institutions have signed on to the state's SupplyRI initiative, an effort to help Rhode Island's largest employers use their spending power to support local businesses. Since...
10/29/2018
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At North Providence Town Hall Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced that nine cities and towns throughout the state have been awarded Main Street RI Streetscape Improvement Fund grants. "Small businesses are the backbone of our...
10/02/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina Raimondo and the board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today celebrated the state's Small Business Assistance Program hitting another milestone, awarding its 70th loan. Since the program was announced in November 2016, the state-backed loan fund has...
09/19/2018
Rubius Theraputics to Invest $155 Million and Create 160 New Jobs in Smithfield SMITHFIELD, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined Rubius Therapeutics CEO Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., and state and local officials to break ground on a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Smithfield. Once...
09/06/2018
240 Professionals Selected, Average Award of More Than $3,600 PROVIDENCE September 6, 2018 - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that the recipients of the third round of Wavemaker Fellowship awards have been selected. Following a...
08/23/2018
Doris Blanchard promoted to Assistant Director, Supply RI PROVIDENCE Today the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced the hire of Matthew Vargas as Vice President, Business Assistance. In this role, he will help lead and manage the Corporation's business consultancy services, providing...
08/23/2018
The longstanding Pawtucket-based company pledges to create 75+ new jobs PAWTUCKET, RI - Earlier today, at a press conference outlining a commitment to Pawtucket's future, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that one of the city's anchor employers, Collette, will expand and create 75+ new...