State Government Press Releases

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09/08/2020
Office Activity Update - September 3, 2020 The International Economic Ambassadors, under the direction of Lt. Governor Dan McKee, held a virtual meeting with members of the Israeli Ministry of Health and Education to discuss Israel's school reopening strategies that include having only 18...
09/01/2020
Office Activity Update - August 27, 2020 Lt. Governor Dan McKee, in conjunction with Senator Sandra Cano, Oscar Mejias of the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, recently held a virtual meeting with the Governor of Boyca Colombia and other government...
08/25/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island was recently ranked second in the nation in a Thumbtack survey of small business friendliness, a recognition applauded by Lt. Governor Dan McKee who serves as Chair of the state's Small Business Advocacy Council. Thumbtack, a national online service that connects...
08/25/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee today announced the winners of the 2020 Virtual Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge, a Shark Tank-style business pitch competition for Rhode Island high school students. Five teams of young entrepreneurs won a total of $14,000 in scholarships. Lt.
07/21/2020
Office Activity Update - July 13, 2020 Lt. Governor Dan McKee discussed his proposal to provide relief to Rhode Island small business at a socially distanced meeting of the Westerly Rotary Club. The meeting was the first gathering held by the group since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in...
07/21/2020
Office Activity Update - June 26, 2020 Lt. Governor Dan McKee recently held a virtual meeting with members of his International Economic Ambassadors and Japanese officials to discuss COVID-19 and encourage international business and cultural relationships. The President of the Japan Economic...
07/21/2020
Office Activity Update - July 17, 2020 Lt. Governor Dan McKee held a virtual meeting with health professionals throughout Rhode Island as part of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council. Over 60 agencies, nursing home, assisted living and state health and aging officials participated in a...
07/21/2020
Office Activity Update - June 19, 2020 Lt Governor Dan McKee held a virtual meeting with several Foster area business owners. Participating businesses included a horse stable, a campground and a restaurant. All stated that they have been hit hard by the COVID-19 closings and were not certain if...
07/14/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI In a letter to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Advisors on Business Restoration, Lt. Governor Dan McKee proposed framework for a Small Business-Friendly Grant Program using a minimum of 10 percent of Rhode Island's $1.25 billion CARES Act funds to assist small businesses...
07/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, local small business owners were joined by Lt. Governor Dan McKee and other elected officials to announce the formation of the RI Small Business Coalition and a grassroots effort to encourage the State of Rhode Island to allocate at least 10 percent of its $1.25 billion...