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09/02/2014
Published: September 01, 2014 11:15 PM BY PAUL EDWARD PARKER Journal Staff Writer Collection of the state's two main taxes on the hospitality industry rose nearly 5 percent in the budget year that ended June 30 from the previous year, according to figures from the state Department of Revenue.
09/02/2014
By Elizabeth W. Lorenz PBN Staff Writer Posted 8/29/14 Arpin Van Lines, a division of The Arpin Group, was ranked second among the top three household goods carriers in the 20th annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey. The survey is conducted by the independent research firm, Trippel Survey & Research, with the rankings based on customer satisfaction.
08/29/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 8/29/14 The fiscal year of 2014 showed an uptick in hospitality and tourism spending in the Ocean State, as collections for both the meal and beverage tax and both hotel taxes posted increases over fiscal 2013.

Press Releases

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08/05/2014
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) will recognize the Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger website with two top awards at its annual conference gala on September 8th. The new economic development site, created and maintained by Commerce RI, the Greater Providence Chamber of...
07/24/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to projects, representing...
07/09/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State of Rhode Island will "go green" by launching Apply RI, a new online job application website. Apply RI is a web-based, workforce management system that provides a streamlined process for job seekers searching for employment with the state.

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