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BOB DIPIETRO, CO-FOUNDER and co-owner of the RI Mushroom Company just secured a $325,000 loan through the Business Development Co.

Commerce RI state SMB program has backed loans worth $600,000 so...

PROVIDENCE – A program to inject capital into some Rhode Island small businesses is picking up momentum, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. Created...
COMMERCE SECRETARY STEFAN PRYOR, said he looks forward to helping Innovation Campus applicants understand the resources of the state. Commerce RI, in partnership with University of Rhode Island, has called for initial proposals for the Innovation Campus competition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI calls for Innovation Campus initial concepts

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp. issued an invitation for interested partners to begin sharing ideas for an Innovation Campus in advance of an...
DECEMBER 5.0 PERCENT HOTEL tax revenue increased 7.2 percent in December year over year. Fiscal year-to-date collection increased 3.3 percent year over year in December. \ COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

DOR: December 5% hotel tax revenue collection up 7.2% year over...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island 5 percent hotel tax revenue was $776,424 in December 2016, a 7.2 percent year-over-year increase, the R.I. Department of Revenue...
PROVIDENCE WAS ONE of nine cities and towns to receive a state grant to improve its streetscapes. Among the projects Providence will complete using the $189,145 it received will be to extend decorative lighting along Westminster St., as shown above. /PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Commerce RI approves $1M in grant awards for streetscape improvements

PROVIDENCE – Nine Rhode Island cities and towns will receive state grants to improve their streetscapes, including new wayfinding signs, upgraded building facades and...
A new, 13-story apartment building over a parking lot at 169 Canal St. downtown has received approval for state incentives from the R.I. Commerce Corp./ COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Commerce RI approves $12.5M for new building, business incentives

PROVIDENCE — The state agency charged with attracting new business to Rhode Island agreed to award about $12.5 million in public incentives to three...
NEW PITCH: The Pawtucket Red Sox have chosen a downtown Pawtucket site for a new ballpark that would require taxpayer support. The team worked on the plan with city leaders and R.I. Commerce Corp. / COURTESY ­PAWTUCKET RED SOX

New plan for Pawsox ballpark an investment worthy of state support

There is much to like about the new proposal to build a modern ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. That starts with a more-even...
DON LEBLANC, president of Vistaprint Corporate Solutions, says Vistaprint chose to establish a national sales office in Providence due to tax incentives and the available college-educated talent pool. /COURTESY VISTAPRINT CORPORATE

Vistaprint Corporate opening a national sales office in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Vistaprint Corporate Solutions, the Waltham-headquartered print and design company, is creating a national sales office in Providence, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced...
THE GARAGE 2017 will take place on May 16, and will focus on “Innovation for Rhode Island’s Future.” /COURTESY THE GARAGE

GPCC, Commerce host The Garage 2017, focusing on innovation

PROVIDENCE – The Garage 2017, a community-wide discussion taking place Tuesday, May 16, will focus on “Innovating for Rhode Island’s Future” according to a...

The folly of taxpayer subsidies

Recently I urged the R.I. Commerce Corp. board to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s recommendation to pay tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to...
Several R.I. businesses and government agencies announced an emergency disaster allaince for cooperation between public and private sectors in the lead up, during, and the aftermath of disasters in the state. /COURTESY RIABR

R.I. departments, companies to form Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience

PROVIDENCE - Several Rhode Island companies and government agencies have joined together to form the Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience, the R.I. Emergency...
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