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R.I. Commerce Corp. announces $2.7M for tourism events and attractions

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday announced that 24 local organizations will share in $2.7 million in federal funding to create new attraction...

Ocean Tech Hub seeking project concept proposals

PROVIDENCE – A federally designated blue tech hub encompassing Rhode Island and Massachusetts has issued its first call for ocean technology projects. The Ocean Tech...
Elizabeth M. Tanner / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Elizabeth M. Tanner

Elizabeth M. Tanner | Secretary of commerce, Rhode Island 1. How will you use your experience at the R.I. Department of Business Regulation in this new...
LIFTOFF: Jaia Robotics LLC owner Ian Estaphan Owen launches one of his company’s aquatic robots in Narragansett Bay. Newport-based Jaia could be a benefactor if the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation’s proposal to boost the blue economy is named a winner in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: 2 key R.I. sectors could get $100M...

Ian Estaphan Owen launched a marine robotics company less than two years ago with the aim of helping combat the effects of climate change. But...
RHODE ISLAND has launched its own podcast about the Blue Economy that will feature experts and public figures on developments and innovations in the ocean-related sectors in Rhode Island. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

URI Research Foundation’s blue economy proposal a federal Build Back Better...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Research Foundation's proposal to develop a regional blue economy technology hub is among 60 finalists selected...
VALUABLE PARTNER: From left, Lee Silvestre, Northeast Tech Bridge coordinator, meets with 401 Tech Bridge staffers Miguel Crisostomo-Vargas, marketing coordinator; Linda Larsen, programs and partnership manager; Christian Cowan, executive director; Susan Daly, strategic adviser; and Mary Johnson, manager, at the economic development nonprofit’s facility in Portsmouth. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Connecting tech fields for a stronger R.I. economy

PBN 2021 Innovative Companies Awards Innovative Collaboration: 401 Tech Bridge When it comes to discussing the reasons for recent revenue growth at economic development nonprofit 401...
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Christian Cowan, executive director of 401 Tech Bridge in Portsmouth, and Mary Johnson, manager, outside the location of what will become the organization’s Advanced Materials and Technology Center, a 17,000-square-foot research and development facility slated to be completed by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. tech ‘super connector’ gaining momentum

Christian Cowan experienced a lot of sleepless nights last year. Cowan is in charge of 401 Tech Bridge, an economic development initiative launched in 2019...

Raimondo: Small-business relief is coming, but not for another few weeks

PROVIDENCE – After nearly a month and a half of public pressure on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use federal CARES Act funds to...

Warren to purchase site on Palmer River from National Grid

WARREN – The town is moving forward to purchase a critical site on the waterfront from National Grid, which would allow it to create...

SouthCoast Blue Economy Corridor Initiative update set for June 28

NEW BEDFORD – Reps. William Richard Keating, D-Mass., and Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, D-Mass., along with SouthCoast Development Partnership officials, will visit the University...
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