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08/26/2014
Published: August 26, 2014 11:23 AM BY JOURNAL BUSINESS STAFF Rhode Island's economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014 and by 3 percent in the second quarter of 2014—a rate higher than prior quarters, according to an indicator compiled by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.
08/26/2014
Published: August 26, 2014 10:12 AM BY KATE BRAMSON Journal Staff Writer The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation agreed Monday night to allow a nonprofit foundation, SmartPower, of Washington, D.C., to work in three Rhode Island communities — North Smithfield, Little Compton and Tiverton — to encourage homeowners and businesses to invest in solar-energy projects.
08/26/2014
Published: August 25, 2014 11:20 PM BY KATE BRAMSON Journal Staff Writer The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is moving forward with a third development proposal, from Richard P. Baccari II, who wants to build an office and apartment complex with ground-floor retail and some type of food establishment.

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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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