State Government Press Releases

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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...
12/03/2019
$400M economic development project will transform Pawtucket's riverfront with extensive development, including a new United Soccer League (USL) Championship soccer team and stadium. Public investment, generated through new Pawtucket Tax Increment Financing (TIF) tool authorized by the General...
11/25/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina Raimondo returned from her first economic development and policy mission to Israel on Friday, following a week of productive economic development meetings and public events where the Governor made the case for why Israeli businesses looking to expand in the United...
10/03/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce the second round of RI Innovation Campus projects that will catalyze academic research into new commercial products and businesses. The two additional campuses are expected...
09/27/2019
153 Professionals Selected, More than $6 million in student debt relief provided since start of program PROVIDENCE September 27, 2019 - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that the recipients of the fourth round of Wavemaker Fellowship awards...
09/26/2019
Raimondo Administration Program will provide funding for municipal technical assistance and site-specific planning and improvements (PROVIDENCE, RI) Today, at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Summit, Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor announced that applications for the Commerce...
09/18/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. In a move to protect taxpayers and ensure greater accountability, the board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has taken action to place stricter controls over a new investment fund tax credit program. "My top priority is protecting taxpayers and while ensuring...