State Government Press Releases

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03/21/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state's I-195 Innovation & Design District will be the setting for three days of manufacturing- and maker-focused pop-ups, from March 26-28. Open to the public, these pop-ups will each be held at One Ship Street in Providence and hosted by...
03/17/2017
Local Communities Can Apply for Funds to Improve Downtown Business Districts Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC) announced they are accepting applications for the Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund, which supports projects...
02/28/2017
Commerce Corporation Chooses Rhode Island Firms for Advertising Campaign Local agencies Nail and RDW Group to be Principals in Efforts to Market Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND—Feb. 27, 2017—The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that it has selected three vendors to...
02/21/2017
Industry, Development, Academic and Research Partners Sought to Launch Innovation Campus to Amplify R.I.-Based Research and Accelerate Job Growth The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI), will soon begin requesting proposals from...
02/15/2017
Will Bring 150 New Jobs to the Ocean State by 2020 Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) intends to significantly expand its footprint in Rhode Island, with plans to hire 100 new full-time...
02/01/2017
Settlements Total Nearly 70 percent of the $88 million state moral obligation on the 38 Studios bonds. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it has agreed to a $16 million proposed settlement with Hilltop Securities Inc. (formerly First Southwest Company) in the 38 Studios...
01/10/2017
Grants Support Local Companies That Have Received Federal SBIR/STTR Awards, Boost Rhode Island's Capacity for Innovation Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced new recipients of the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business...
12/21/2016
Legendary Rhode Island-Based Company Relocates and Expands in Providence, Opens New Storefront at 299 Promenade Street Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the relocation and expansion of A.T. Cross. The famed pen...
12/19/2016
Plans to Bring 75 High Wage Technology Jobs to the Ocean State Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and...
12/15/2016
Global company Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, will expand its operation in downtown Providence by more than 400 percent Governor Gina M. Raimondo made her second major jobs announcement of the week today during a State Room press conference with senior...