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DARIN EARLY, former Commerce RI president and chief operating officer, has been hired as Gilbane Development Co.'s managing director of public-private partnerships in its Providence office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gilbane hires Darin Early as managing director of public-private partnerships

PROVIDENCE – Gilbane Development Co. announced Tuesday that it has hired former president and chief operating officer of the R.I. Commerce Corp. Darin Early...
THREE LOCAL MANUFACTURERS were recently approved by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors to receive Innovation Vouchers, bringing the program's total to 50 awarded vouchers representing $2.3 million in investment.

3 manufacturers round out Innovation Voucher recipients at 50

PROVIDENCE – Three late Monday additions to the roster of Innovation Voucher recipients, all within the manufacturing industry, have brought the total to 50, representing...
OPPORTUNITY ZONES: A map of the nominated census tracts in Rhode Island that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo submitted to the U.S. Treasury Department as Opportunity Zones, areas in which investors become eligible for tax incentives for investing in real estate projects or businesses. / COURTESY COMMERCE RI

Raimondo nominates 25 R.I. investment ‘opportunity zones’ to U.S. Treasury Department

PROVIDENCE – In the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, there was a provision designed to encourage investment in low-income areas that...
AVTECH SOFTWARE INC. is among three companies confirmed for a United Kingdom trade mission in September. Above, Rich Grundy, right, president of AVTECH Software, talks about the company’s new Active Power Sensor with Marketing Manager Russel Benoit, left, and company founder and CEO Michael Sigourney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. trade mission to U.K. set for Sept.

PROVIDENCE – A trade mission for Rhode Island companies to visit Scotland and northern England, organized by the John H. Chafee Center for International...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...
A BELIEVER IN RHODE ISLAND: Amgen Rhode Island vice president of operations Tia Bush said that the company's decision to build a new plant in Rhode Island was "a testament to our skilled, dedicated workforce" at the company's West Greenwich manufacturing facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tax incentives are back in the news with Commerce RI granting...

The R.I. Commerce Corp. has approved up to $9.2 million in incentives for Amgen Inc. to build a $165 million biomanufacturing plant in West...

Commerce RI accepting applications for third round of Wavemaker Fellowship program

PROVIDENCE - The state's Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student loan reimbursement is...
A RENDERING of a glass-laden Superman Building in the Commerce RI Amazon HQ2 pitch. / COURTESY COMMERCE RI

R.I. releases most details of Amazon HQ2 pitch

PROVIDENCE -The R.I. Commerce Corp. released its Amazon HQ2 Request For Proposals response Friday on its website, Rhode Island for Amazon.Commerce RI redacted the amount...
THE INNOVATION CAMPUS COMMITTEE will include representatives of University of Rhode Island, the Commerce Corp., state government and the business development industry.

R.I. Innovation Campus committee named

PROVIDENCE – A seven-member committee will review 16 recent submissions to create a Rhode Island Innovation Campus, with a tentative time-frame of awards being...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider an investment committee recommendation to issue a Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit to Epiq Systems to create a data science division in Rhode Island. The incentive would create at least 25 jobs at a median salary of $110,000. Above, Jesse Saglio, president of Commerce RI. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI to consider Qualified Jobs Incentive for Epiq Systems to...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to discuss and consider tax incentives, Innovation Campus committee...
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