State Government Press Releases

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06/29/2018
Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation approved six Innovation Vouchers and two Innovation Network Matching Grants. "Throughout Rhode Island, small business and local organizations are making important contributions to our economy," said Rhode...
06/28/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that biotechnology company Rubius Therapeutics is planning to establish a manufacturing facility in Rhode Island that will create 160 high-skilled jobs in manufacturing, biotech operations and other support functions. Rubius intends to...
05/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the return of the popular ferry transportation service between Providence and Newport. The 2018 season has been expanded, with service starting on Friday, May 25, in time for Memorial...
05/21/2018
Food processing company moving to Rhode Island. Will build new $100 million facility, create 700 food manufacturing jobs, support 400+ construction jobs; Quonset infrastructure investments support 1,300 manufacturing jobs and hundreds of jobs for Building Trades; Maritime manufacturer iXblue...
05/04/2018
Infrastructure Investment at Quonset to Support Accelerated Hiring of 1,300 at Electric Boat EB's construction plans to significantly increase size of Quonset facility will support 600 construction jobs NORTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND- Standing outside Electric Boat's Quonset Point facility...
04/11/2018
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced the re-opening of Wavemaker Fellowship Applications, a competitive student loan reimbursement program for recent graduates working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and certain design...
04/10/2018
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Amgen, a world-leading biotechnology company, will expand in Rhode Island, with a new $160-million next-generation biomanufacturing plant that will be the first of its kind in the United States. The facility, which will produce approximately 150 new...
04/03/2018
Rhode Island Economic Development Toolkit Adds Another Company Board Also Grants Three R.I. Businesses Innovation Vouchers for R&D Work Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved economic incentives to attract the technology...
02/08/2018
Applications Now Open for Program to Provide R&D Assistance The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced that applications are now open for an expanded version of the Innovation Voucher program. The program is intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships, and give...
01/17/2018
Pledging to advocate for strengthened support of small manufacturers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited Cranston-based Dean Machine today to outline her proposed Manufacturing Initiative. "In the past three years, we have worked to bring Rhode Island's manufacturing industry into the 21st...