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Five Questions With Stefan Pryor

5Q: Stefan Pryor | Secretary of commerce, Rhode Island1. What was it like being president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. in the aftermath...
WHILE IT DID NOT get the nod as one of the two cities chosen by Amazon.com for its HQ2 project, Providence did make a bid, which included this rendering of a glass-laden Superman Building as part of the pitch. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Are you happy or sad that Amazon.com bypassed Providence for its...

The news that Amazon.com is splitting its HQ2 program among two cities, Arlington, Va., and New York City, is big news. But will the...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald R. Grebien, along with local officials, issued a call to action Wednesday for the state, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Hasbro to come together to find an economic package and agreement that would keep the toy company located in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Grebien calls on state and Hasbro to work together to keep...

PAWTUCKET – In a call to action, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien Wednesday issued a plea to the Governor’s Office, R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
COLLETE TRAVEL SERVICE is being considered for $1.3 million under the Qualified Jobs incentive program by the R.I. Commerce Corp. to create 50 higher-paid positions in Rhode Island.

Collette seeks $1.3M in state job creation incentives for employment expansion

PAWTUCKET – Collette Travel Service Inc. plans to create 50 jobs with salaries that exceed the state’s median by 2021, according to a R.I....
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. released four new 10-second ad spots from its "Fun-Sized" campaign, including a spot featuring the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, pictured above. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI releases 4 new “Fun-Sized” ads

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. released four new ads from the “Fun-Sized” tourism campaign Wednesday.The new 10-second ads feature The Breakers, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular...
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...

Commerce RI approves TIF for Newport hotel, 2 Innovation Vouchers and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo voted July 23 to approve an estimated $3.5 million in...

Rubius Therapeutics enters agreement to buy former Alexion site in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Rubius Therapeutics Inc., the Cambridge, Mass.-based company recently approved by the R.I. Commerce Corp. for up to $9 million in incentives to...
THE R.I. COMMERCE Corp. approved tax increment financing for Hammetts Wharf LLC to develop an 80,000-square-foot mixed-use development that includes a hotel and a waterfront restaurant. Above, a rendering of the building, which is the first building on the right. / COURTESY PEREGRINE GROUP

Commerce RI approves TIF for Newport hotel, 2 Innovation Vouchers and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo voted Monday evening to approve an estimated $3.5 million in...
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