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Revolution Wind’s creation of 100 new union jobs celebrated at Quonset...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Revolution Wind is already creating 100 new local union construction jobs as work on the 704-megawatt off-shore wind project off the...

State program to award $3M to minority- and women-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – Minority business enterprises can now apply for a portion of around $3 million in state funding for technical assistance, training, physical space...

Fagan stepping down as R.I. Commerce president, COO

PROVIDENCE – Hilary Fagan, president and chief operating officer of R.I. Commerce Corp., will leave the agency on Dec. 2.  Fagan, who succeeded Jesse Saglio...
NINA PANDE, executive director at Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, says her organization is launching a Small Business Resource Hub in January. The hub will provide technical assistance to small, disadvantaged businesses. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New ‘hub’ will support R.I.’s disadvantaged small businesses

PROVIDENCE – A new small-business hub expected to be open by early next year will focus on minority-and women-owned businesses, says Nina Pande, executive...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors voted on Monday to award 11 organizations a total of $1.4 million in Innovation Network Matching Grants. Pictured with board members are Gov. Daniel J. McKee, background center, and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, far right. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

R.I. Commerce board awards $1.4M to support small businesses, nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – As the economy emerges from the pandemic crisis, the R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors on Monday approved the awarding of $1.4...
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelists discuss the ways government and businesses in Rhode Island can work hand in hand to increase access to funds and develop a larger talent pool for various industries during a virtual conversation moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, center, and Mark S. Murphy, top left. Clockwise from the top middle are: Eric M. Shorr, Michael E. McKelvy, Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Marcela Betancur, Chris Parisi and Betty Robson.

Call to arms for government, businesses

On the occasion of Providence Business News’ 35th anniversary, six business and community leaders joined in a virtual discussion on Rhode Island’s economy –...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo announced Thursday during her weekly coronavirus briefing that Rhode Island's "pause" will be extended through Dec. 20. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo: ‘It’s getting scary in Rhode Island’; pause on economy extended...

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island continues to lead the world in most coronavirus cases per capita, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday announced during...
R.I COMMERCE CORP. revealed the first round of recipients of the state's COVID-19-related hospitality, arts and tourism grant program Tuesday night. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE

R.I. Commerce announces $1.4M in grants for hospitality, arts, tourism sectors

PROVIDENCE - More than a month after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a $20 million COVID-19-related grant program to support the state's hospitality, arts...

R.I. announces new remote work grant program for business owners

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island continues to have a second surge in coronavirus cases, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is encouraging business owners to allow...

Raimondo lowers gathering limit, bans spectators of school sports for now

PROVIDENCE – Due to a new surge of coronavirus cases in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday a reduction of social gatherings...
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