State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...