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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Soomi Ro, chief of the field procurement service for the United Nations’ Procurement Division, will be the keynote speaker at the procurement seminar at Bryant University July 17.
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Editor’s Choice: Doing business with United Nations

EDITOR’S CHOICE Doing business with United Nations BRYANT UNIVERSITY, in conjunction with R.I. Commerce Corp., will host a United Nations procurement seminar, titled “Doing Business...
ON MONDAY, Brown University published Brown and the Innovation Economy - a strategic plan which includes five action points which the school identified to help achieve its goals of further local economic impact. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown highlights new ways to leverage school assets for greater economic...

PROVIDENCE – Incentivizing local entrepreneurs, translating medical innovations into products and companies, increasing the school’s engagement with private industry and building new innovation infrastructure...

Tech firms, entrepreneurs, innovators gear up for August SBIR Road Tour

WARWICK – Registration is open for the Aug. 22 Small Business Innovation Research Road Tour at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick. Registered attendees can hear about...

Rhode Island champions innovation

The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium was recently awarded an “Other Transaction Agreement” for undersea and maritime technology prototyping from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center,...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS was approved for a potential $9 million in tax incentives by the R.I. Commerce Corp. Thursday. The company plans to retrofit a Smithfield manufacturing facility through a $155 million investment.

Biotech firm Rubius Therapeutics gains state incentives, will open new plant

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp., the state’s economic development agency, on Thursday approved a package of tax reductions and incentives potentially worth more than...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider $399,330 in Innovation Vouchers and $225,000 in Network Matching Grants. Above, Jesse Saglio, president of Commerce RI. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI board approves $399K in innovation vouchers

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. met Thursday afternoon and approved Innovation Vouchers for eight companies and Network Matching Grants for two companies. Commerce RI...

Cambridge biotech Rubius Therapeutics considers R.I. for pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

PROVIDENCE – A Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech company may build a $155 million pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Rhode Island, and is seeking state incentives from...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...
OPPORTUNITY ZONE: Chris Vitale, community-development coordinator for Bristol, stands on Hope Street, one of the areas recently approved by the Treasury Department as an opportunity zone, which will be marketed to developers as a place for ­investment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treasury Department approves R.I.’s 25 census tracts for opportunity-zone program

In mid-April, R.I. Commerce Corp. identified 25 low-income census tracts across 15 cities and towns in Rhode Island as opportunity zones, including Bristol’s tract...

Hyatt Place Warwick hotel near T.F. Green Airport now open

WARWICK – The 120-room Hyatt Place Warwick hotel has opened near T.F. Green Airport, a $23.8 million project. It is the 17th hotel in Warwick,...
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