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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...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS was approved for a potential $9 million in tax incentives by the R.I. Commerce Corp. Thursday. The company plans to retrofit a Smithfield manufacturing facility through a $155 million investment.

Biotech firm Rubius Therapeutics gains state incentives, will open new plant

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp., the state’s economic development agency, on Thursday approved a package of tax reductions and incentives potentially worth more than...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider $399,330 in Innovation Vouchers and $225,000 in Network Matching Grants. Above, Jesse Saglio, president of Commerce RI. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI board approves $399K in innovation vouchers

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. met Thursday afternoon and approved Innovation Vouchers for eight companies and Network Matching Grants for two companies.Commerce RI...
OPPORTUNITY ZONE: Chris Vitale, community-development coordinator for Bristol, stands on Hope Street, one of the areas recently approved by the Treasury Department as an opportunity zone, which will be marketed to developers as a place for ­investment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treasury Department approves R.I.’s 25 census tracts for opportunity-zone program

In mid-April, R.I. Commerce Corp. identified 25 low-income census tracts across 15 cities and towns in Rhode Island as opportunity zones, including Bristol’s tract...

Hyatt Place Warwick hotel near T.F. Green Airport now open

WARWICK – The 120-room Hyatt Place Warwick hotel has opened near T.F. Green Airport, a $23.8 million project.It is the 17th hotel in Warwick,...
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