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  • Actions for R.I. Economic Development

    This document outlines our strengths, competitive advantages, long-term challenges and actionable strategies for growth. It is our economic map: a snapshot of today and a detailed road to a thriving future.  Learn More

  • Think Bigger

    A new economic development website for Greater RI quantifies why Rhode Island is the ideal choice for decision makers looking to relocate, start-up or expand.  Learn More

  • Trade Mission to Italy and Ireland

    Governor Chafee and Executive Director Valois recently visited businesses and international leaders in the two countries to promote Rhode Island.   Learn More

  • Economic Intersections

    Through a partnership between Commerce RI, the RI Foundation and the private sector, an action agenda has been created to improve Rhode Island's economy.  Read the executive summary  Read the full report

 

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08/19/2014
By Kaylen Auer PBN Web Editor Posted 8/18/14 Having invested all of its existing capital, Betaspring has decided to wait until spring 2015 to launch its next startup accelerator session as it seeks to raise new funding and focus on its current portfolio.
08/19/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 8/18/14 With the drop of Rhode Island's unemployment rate in July to 7.7 percent, the state no longer claimed the highest jobless rate in the country for the first time since October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday.
08/19/2014
Monday, August 18, 2014 GoLocalProv Business Team The growing Latino population in Rhode Island continues to grow influence in business and law. The Rhode Island Hispanic Bar Association (RIHBA) hosted its first Meet and Greet on August 13th, at Bravo in Providence.

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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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