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R.I. Commerce hires 2 consulting firms to advise on small-business credit...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. at its board meeting on Thursday approved the hiring of two consulting firms to advise on the implementation...

R.I. Commerce approves $250K for Rhode Island 2030 planning

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday approved $250,000 for the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation to support Gov. Daniel J. McKee's Rhode...

Commerce committee recommends changes to Tidewater Landing tax credits

PAWTUCKET – Approved state tax credits for a major Pawtucket redevelopment project will be paid out sooner than expected. The R.I. Commerce Corp. Investment Committee...
MATCHMAKER: As assistant director of SupplyRI at the R.I. Commerce Corp., Doris Blanchard connects Rhode Island suppliers with large institutions in the state that agree to purchase goods and services from those suppliers, allowing the suppliers to grow and scale up. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Blanchard connects small businesses with needed funds to help them grow

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Government/Quasi-Government: Doris Blanchard, SupplyRI With diverse skills in banking, finance, economic development and networking, Doris Blanchard, assistant director of...

R.I. Commerce looking to hire tourism leader

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board unanimously approved the hiring of an executive search firm to fill "executive positions within the corporation," including its...

Commerce committee recommends $46M in public financing, tax credits for Pawtucket...

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Commerce Corp. Investment Committee has thrown its support behind public financing for the mixed-use Tidewater Landing project proposed for downtown...
THE PROVIDENCE-NEWPORT ferry will resume on May 24. RIDOT said the service will include summer weekend Bristol service. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Providence-Newport ferry service to resume in May, Bristol weekend service added

PROVIDENCE – Ferry service from Providence to Newport will resume May 24, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. RIDOT also announced it will be...
WORKERS BROKE GROUND on renovations for the Prospect Heights Housing Project which was built in 1941-1942 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. / COURTESY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

$42M renovations break ground at Pawtucket’s Prospect Heights Apartments

PAWTUCKET - Nearly a year after WinnCompanies and Omni Development Corp. were approved by the Pawtucket Housing Authority for a joint venture ground lease...
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...
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...

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