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THE OCEAN INNO Tech Fest 2018 on May 10 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket will feature virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics and professional drone racing. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Ocean Inno Tech Fest 2018 to highlight future of innovation

PAWTUCKET – Ocean Inno Tech Fest 2018 was announced earlier this month at its official launch, a collaborative project between the city of Pawtucket,...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. announced it is accepting applications for Innovation Vouchers. The program is now open to manufacturers for internal research and development. Above, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor. / COURTESY COMMERCE RI

Innovation application period open; program expanded for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – The application period for the Innovation Voucher program is now open, the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced Thursday.Commerce also expanded the voucher program....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has proposed 15 new cuts to what she called duplicative and unnecessary fees and procedures for several small business sectors. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Raimondo proposes eliminating certain fees and procedures for small businesses

PROVIDENCE – In addition to the previously announced $500,000 proposed increase to small business loans to double the number of small loans in the...
NINE MAJOR Rhode Island employers were announced as founding participants in the new Supply RI initiative that aims to connect Rhode Island companies with Rhode Island suppliers, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

9 major R.I. employers commit to Raimondo’s Supply RI initiative

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that nine Rhode Island's largest employers have pledged to participate in the Supply RI initiative, which will...

What’s next for blockchain?

What are cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology? How do they affect me, my business and my industry? How about society at large? Should I invest?These...
DARIN EARLY IS STEPPING down as president and chief operating officer of the R.I. Commerce Corp. in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Early to step down as president of Commerce RI in January

PROVIDENCE - Darin Early is stepping down as president of the R.I. Commerce Corp., Commerce RI told PBN Monday.Early will leave the position in...
PICKING PROVIDENCE: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, president and chief medical officer of Virgin Pulse Institute, in the company's former space in Providence. Virgin Pulse announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Providence from Framingham, Mass., on Monday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Citing city talent, culture and with $6.2M in potential incentives, Virgin...

PROVIDENCE – Citing Providence’s access to top universities and its rich cultural heritage, Virgin Pulse announced the relocation of its global headquarters from Framingham,...

R.I. Commerce Corp. says it will not release Amazon application

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has pitched several locations within the state for the North American headquarters for Amazon, but will not publicly identify specific...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors approved two new Qualified Jobs tax credits to bring two Massachusetts companies to Rhode Island as well as three new Innovation Vouchers for local company research and development. Above, R.I. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce approves new tax incentives, innovation vouchers

PROVIDENCE -  Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the board of directors for the R.I. Commerce Corp. approved Qualified Jobs tax credits as relocation incentives...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has appointed Mark A. Furcolo, left, director of the R.I. Department of Revenue, and Elizabeth M. Tanner, right, the director of the Department of Business Regulation. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Raimondo appoints new Revenue and Business Regulation department heads

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has named new directors for the Department Business Regulation and the Department of Revenue.Raimondo and R.I. Commerce Secretary...
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