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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,...
COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP./PRESTON SCOTT COHEN INC.

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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...
LONG TIME COMING: Extensive investments of time and money are paying off at T.F. Green Airport, with new airline service and the opening of a cargo facility.  / COURTESY R.I. ­DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Public investment in T.F. Green starts to show significant payoff

After nearly 20 years and roughly a quarter of a billion dollars spent, the extension of the runway at T.F. Green Airport seems to...
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