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Demand for state small-business grants exceeds $20M allocation

PROVIDENCE – Demand for the state’s small-business grant program has exceeded the $20 million allocation, though additional money could be made available for eligible...
R.I. STATE OFFICIALS announced Thursday that proposed legislation regarding unemployment insurance is in the works to help people get back to work in the Ocean State. The state also announced that a new website, BackToWorkRI.com, is live to help job seekers gain employment. / AP FILE PHOTO/ NAM Y. HUH

McKee backs bill allowing UI recipients to earn more

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday trumpeted new legislation he hopes will bring people who have been unemployed for an extended period...

State small-business grant program sees 3K applications for 75% of funding...

PROVIDENCE – About one-quarter of the funds set aside for the state’s newly opened small-business grant program would still be up for grabs, assuming...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS announced its honorees for the 2021 Business Women Awards program.

Seagrave-Whittle heads PBN 2021 Business Women honorees

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Seagrave-Whittle has been selected by Providence Business News as this year's Career...
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...
BACKUP SYSTEM: Tyler Mason, vice president and installation manager for Sol Power LLC, has installed backup batteries and a converter box in his Westerly home to provide electricity to the house during an outage. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Battery sales energized by renewable energy incentives

Tyler Mason has made a career out of renewable energy. But it wasn’t until last summer that Mason, who serves as vice president and installation...
THE REVOLUTION WIND, South Fork Wind Farm and Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects in waters off the coast of southern New England are all currently in various stages of the permitting process. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN FILE GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

R.I. has muted reaction to shifting offshore wind priorities

After years of competing for a crucial position on the forefront of the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry, Rhode Island officials no longer seem...

RIPTA solar waterfront partnership project ‘a win on many levels’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced that it is part of a collaborative green energy project allowing it to save...

R.I. Commerce creates post dedicated to offshore wind industry

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. is hoping to capitalize on the emerging offshore wind industry with a new position dedicated to luring companies to...
PUMPED UP: ALCOR Scientific Inc. employee Jeinmy Veloz assembles the main miniiSED pumps prior to packaging at the Smithfield-based medical equipment manufacturer. / COURTESY ALCOR SCIENTIFIC INC.

ALCOR’s medical equipment assisting in the fight against COVID-19

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Product Innovation & Design: Alcor Scientific Inc. ALCOR Scientific Inc. in Smithfield has managed to weather the COVID-19 pandemic thanks...

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