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Applications available for Commerce RI’s new Site Readiness program

PROVIDENCE – Applications for R.I. Commerce Corp.’s new Site Readiness program are available.Included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2020 budget and passed by...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO took the lead Thursday in announcing a second round of Innovation Campus funding aimed at commercializing academic research./PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo, URI announce new round of Innovation Campus funding

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Thursday announced a second round “RI Innovation Campus”...

$250K grant to help URI professor develop ‘smart glove’ for Parkinson’s...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $249,977 federal grant to help him continue to develop a "smart...
UPDATING THE PATH A new collaboration between the Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state, with support from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, is training the next generation of process technicians and chemical operators, positions needed in the brewing, medical research and consumer products industries, among others. The program requires a high school diploma or GED to begin, takes eight weeks of both classroom learning and hands-on training, 
and is free. Here, Clarke Richmond makes circuits to control fluids at the WEC. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


Paths to manufacturing jobs grow

Perhaps it was an extraordinary run as a major manufacturer in a number of industries, one that kept the state looking backward instead of...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced 240 new Wavemaker Fellowship awards to help STEM and design professionals defray student loan costs.

More than 150 applicants to receive latest Wavemaker Fellowship awards

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that 153 college graduates who work in STEM – science, technology, engineering...

WPRI: Pawtucket mayor says McCoy developer could be selected ‘within the...

PAWTUCKET — The city and R.I. Commerce Corp. are working together to choose a preferred developer for McCoy Stadium, and Mayor Donald R. Grebien...

Five Questions With: Doris Blanchard

The Connect & Grow Together Supplier Diversity Event is Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s hosted by SupplyRI, a public-private...
COMMERCE RI approved an increase in Rebuild Rhode Island credits by $450,000 to $2.6 million to Pawtucket Development Group for its project developing residential units at Lippitt Mill in West Warwick, pictured above. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Commerce RI approves incentive increase, grant and Innovation Vouchers

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors on Monday approved a $450,000 increase in Rebuild Rhode Island credits to Pawtucket Development Group...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider a Network Matching Grant for the New England Medical Innovation Center, along with three Innovation Vouchers and other proposals when it meets Monday night.

Commerce to consider new grants and vouchers for R.I. companies

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider decisions on incentives, grants and innovation vouchers...
BAD FOR TAXPAYERS? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Sept. 16 said a new Small Business Development Fund approved by state lawmakers was not good for taxpayers. She supports R.I. Commerce Corp.’s plans to create rules to ensure proper oversight of tax credits approved under the program.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Tax-credit program needs strong oversight to pay off

Economic-development officials took a good step on Sept. 16 in agreeing to create clear rules ahead of the rollout of a new tax-credit program...
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