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SBA partners with BBB for free educational opportunities

PROVIDENCE - The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island District Office has revealed its plans to partner with the Better Business Bureau to provide...
DEEPWATER WIND was selected by Rhode Island to build a 400 megawatt wind farm based on the company's response to a Massachusetts RFP. Massachusetts selected Vineyard Wind for an 800 megawatt project. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

R.I. selects Deepwater for 400 MW wind farm

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC has been selected by Rhode Island to build a 400-megawatt offshore wind farm called the Revolution Wind project, which...
REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Homeland Security. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Five Questions With: James R. Langevin

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released an update to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity this spring, the group’s first such...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING and Urban Development announced $19.9 million in grants for public housing authorities in Rhode Island as well as nearly $10 million in Bristol County, Mass.

HUD approves $19.9M for R.I. in annual public housing authority grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island housing authorities were allocated $19.9 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund...
ALL 25 Qualified Opportunity Zones nominated by Rhode Island to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS were approved. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

All 25 R.I. ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ approved by feds

PROVIDENCE – All 25 areas that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. submitted for designation as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” were approved...
SEN. JACK F. REED announced that two Rhode Island companies have received a combined $299,788 in federal small business research and development grants. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

Reed: 2 R.I. companies awarded combined $300K for small-business R&D grants

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island companies received $299,788 in federal small business research and development grants, Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Monday.Aquanis Inc. of...
THE RHODE ISLAND congressional delegation announced the state has received $7.4 million in federal funding for homeland security grants. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $7.4M in homeland security grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $7.4 million in federal homeland security grants, the Rhode Island congressional delegation announced Monday.Funds were awarded by the U.S....
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. has approved $14.66 million in incentives over 10 years for four companies, which Commerce RI expects will add $118 million in new revenue for the state over 15 years. Above, Jesse Saglio, the chief operating officer and president of R.I. Commerce Corp, at left, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, at a recent meeting of the Commerce board. / PBN FILEPHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI authorizes $14.7M in incentives for companies’ expansion, relocation plans

PROVIDENCE – State officials authorized up to $14,655,000 in incentives Monday intended to attract two new companies to Rhode Island and encourage two existing...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims: / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court says employers can bar worker class actions

NEW YORK - A divided United States Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to...
INFINITY MEAT SOLUTIONS is proposing a food-manufacturing facility for Rhode Island. It is an affiliate of Netherlands-based food retailer Ahold Delhaize.

$110M food-manufacturing facility proposed for Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A company affiliated with the massive Dutch food-industry retailer Ahold Delhaize is seeking nearly $2 million in state corporate incentives to locate...
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