State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/16/2018
On Thursday August 9, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation hosted a Supply RI networking event for the state's food sector. Supply RI is an initiative started this year by the Raimondo Administration to help Rhode Island's largest employers use their spending power to support local businesses. ...
08/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the 2018 Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry report today, which showed that clean energy employment in the Ocean State has grown by a remarkable 72 percent since 2014 and resulted in 6,650 new jobs across the state. The clean energy sector now...
08/02/2018
On August 22, 2018, the National SBIR Road Tour comes to Warwick, Rhode Island. The tour allows Rhode Island's small business community the opportunity to learn firsthand about America's largest seed fund. The Small Business Administration leads the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...
08/03/2018
Governor keeps promise to cut red tape, reduce taxes and eliminate regulations Keg Tax repeal clears way for growth in Rhode Island's beer economy PAWTUCKET -- Sitting at a high top bar table inside the brewery at Foolproof in Pawtucket, Governor Gina M. Raimondo raised a glass this afternoon...