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R.I. COMMERCE CORP. launched a new small business hotline number, (401) 521-HELP, to make it easier for local businesses to contact the agency and to raise awareness about the services it offers. Commerce RI is also launching an ad campaign to promote the hotline, such as the print ad above, that will run through June. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI launches small business hotline, ad campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. launched a new small business hotline number Monday, (401) 521-HELP (401-521-4357) designed to make it easier for small...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. launched a new tourism marketing campaign in November touting Rhode Island as "Fun-Sized." / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Do you like Commerce RI’s less centralized plan for marketing Rhode...

Unlike the much-ballyhooed and then immediately much-criticized “Cooler & Warmer” state tourism campaign, the R.I. Commerce Corp. has adopted a more understated approach to...
ON THE JOB: As Jesse Saglio begins his tenure as president of the R.I. Commerce Corp., he must help the state attract businesses, while helping local companies thrive.  / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Saglio faces big challenges as Commerce RI’s new president

R.I. Commerce Corp. has a new leader, Jesse Saglio, and he recently sat down with PBN to talk about his expectations for the job.What...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider an application for incentives under the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program and an Innovation Voucher program award Monday evening. Above, R.I. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI board of directors to consider $1M tax credit for...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I Commerce Corp. will consider a few projects and companies for tax incentives at a board of directors meeting Monday afternoon...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO's proposed budget included $20.9 million more for economic development initiatives, including specific programs intended to attract employers to the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Budget recommends $21M in economic incentives

PROVIDENCE – The budget for state economic development incentives will shift somewhat in the upcoming fiscal year, under the budget introduced this week by...
STATE OF THE ART: By sharing workspace, clients at LabCentral avoid the expense of purchasing their own equipment. / COURTESY LABCENTRAL, PAUL AVIS/AVIS STUDIO

Cambridge-based BioLabs examines expansion into R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A Cambridge, Mass.-based corporation that provides co-working laboratory space for startups in the life sciences industry is evaluating an expansion into Rhode...

Can the Ocean State finally become a hub for marine-based technology?

Anthony Baro has a unique ability to visualize what’s yet to exist.It’s allowed him to design and patent inventions. It’s helped him grow E2SOL...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. announced the launch of a new ad campaign on Thursday. The campaign will feature designs like the one above. /COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

R.I. Commerce Corp. launches new digital advertising campaign

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp. has launched a new summer-long digital advertising campaign with local advertising firms Nail Communications and RDW Group. The campaign will...
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