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05/05/2015
By Edward M. Mazze For the Providence Journal Opinion Posted May. 5, 2015 at 2:01 AM With a population of only a little over 1 million people, Rhode Island needs to have a new infrastructure for tourism that is less expensive and more effective. The state must become innovative and introduce new ways to manage and promote tourism to better compete with bigger states.
05/05/2015
By Diana Pinzon WPRI12 Published: May 4, 2015, 8:52 pm The first annual Rhode Island Sports Tourism Summit was held Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.
05/04/2015
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 1:52 pm BY PBN STAFF Since the start of the year, more than 2,000 new businesses have registered with the R.I. Department of State.

Press Releases

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05/05/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Warwick Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi to highlight a legislative proposal to encourage new and existing companies to grow and add new jobs. In the coming week, Shekarchi will submit an amendment to H-5116, a...
04/27/2015
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announces that Rhode Island companies that have received an SBIR/STTR Phase I award have the opportunity to apply for a matching grant of up to $45K from the Innovate RI Small Business Fund. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015. To date, the Fund
04/20/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo will meet in Hartford, Connecticut on April 23, 2015 with the Governors of the other New England states to pursue next steps in regional efforts to develop and implement a cooperative strategy to address energy infrastructure challenges. The Governors will meet at the...

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