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STATE OFFICIALS have awarded 10 local nonprofits $100,000 in grants from its new RI Gives Vax Challenge vaccine incentive program. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards 10 nonprofits $100K in grants

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s office announced Monday that 10 nonprofits have each received $10,000 as part of the state’s new RI Gives...

R.I. Commerce awards $3M in tax credits for 2 mill renovations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. Monday granted $3 million worth of tax credits for two construction projects that are converting historic mills into...

Commerce committee recommends changes to Tidewater Landing tax credits

PAWTUCKET – Approved state tax credits for a major Pawtucket redevelopment project will be paid out sooner than expected. The R.I. Commerce Corp. Investment Committee...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance the growth and support of minority-owned businesses across Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation, McKee administration launch $150K initiative to support minority-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance...

Matos: A voice for ‘business leaders at all levels’

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos has been handed the reins of small-business advocacy at a critical juncture, as many are still struggling to...

Should unemployment recipients be allowed to work more and still receive...

State lawmakers are weighing whether to allow unemployment recipients who work part time to make more money while continuing to receive the government benefits. Legislation...
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,, 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...
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...

McKee unveils small-business-relief grant program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday announced the details of a program designed to aid struggling small businesses by providing those that...

R.I. Commerce establishing small-business-assistance grant program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is establishing a small-business-assistance grant program to serve as infrastructure for distributing up to $5,000 grants to Rhode...

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