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PRODUCT TEST: Amanda Jamieson, left, assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Brown University, holds plaque assays of GC Ink, a graphene ink developed by Graphene Composites USA Inc. that is believed to kill viruses when applied to surfaces. Brown researchers, including Delia Demers, center, and Meredith Crane, are testing the product thanks to a grant GC received from the R.I. Commerce Corp.’s Innovation Voucher Program. / COURTESY GREG SERPA

Where is Commerce headed? McKee may give R.I. agency new direction...

Amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic last June, Daniel J. McKee appeared frustrated. McKee, then Rhode Island’s lieutenant governor, took the unusual step of...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Pete Rumsey

Pete Rumsey | Director, Commerce RI Rhode Island Innovation Campus initiative 1. What is your responsibility as director of the innovation campus? I am...
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...
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...
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...
RHODE ISLAND HAS OVER 15,300 jobs in the clean energy sector according to the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Report: R.I. clean energy jobs on the rise

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is getting greener, according to the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released Thursday by the R.I. Office of Energy Resources...
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