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Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. investment committee on Friday will consider incentives for three companies seeking to move operations to Rhode Island.

3 companies seek state incentives for expansion into R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A Massachusetts-based manufacturing company and two tech and engineering companies are poised to move operations into Rhode Island, under an incentive request...
MIXED-USE: Pictured in the rendering are an indoor sports center, a 200-room hotel and a conference center at the site of the former Apex building in Pawtucket as part of a $400 million mixed-use development by Fortuitous Partners. The project includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, which can be seen at the top right. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

Developer behind $400M project in Pawtucket recruiting private investors

Brett Johnson is quickly becoming a household name in Pawtucket, thanks to his development company’s plans for a $400 million mixed-use project anchored by...

Big question in Pawtucket: What to do with McCoy Stadium?

Pawtucket and R.I. Commerce Corp. initially sought proposals for “McCoy Stadium and Pawtucket Downtown Development.” But the winning selection, Fortuitous Partners’ $400 million soccer...

RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY'S Chafee Center for International Business is seeking companies to participate in a trade mission to Germany that will take place in May. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s Chafee center seeking participants for trade mission to Germany

PROVIDENCE – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University is seeking businesses to participate in a trade mission to Germany...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has added solar panels to 33 of its buses. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...

Rebuild RI Tax Credit program adjusts its focus

Since its creation in 2016, the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program has funneled tax incentives to 35 large-scale projects, spurring more than $2...
SPREAD THE WORD: Avi Nevel, CEO and president of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, thinks many Rhode Island businesses are unaware of the opportunities presented by foreign trade zones. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Trade zone designation an untapped opportunity for R.I. companies

Fifteen months after Rhode Island became a statewide foreign trade zone, only one company has taken advantage. While the benefits, which include reduced tariffs...
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