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09/17/2014
Published: September 17, 2014 07:42 AM BY JOHN KOSTRZEWA Journal Staff Writer "Innovation junkies" gathered this morning at Trinity Rep for the start of the Business Innovation Factory summit run by Saul Kaplan, the former head of Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.
09/17/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 GoLocalProv Business Team The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) have created Manufacturing Day. This is a grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the collective challenges of the industry.
09/17/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 9/14/14 The University of Rhode Island will receive more than $475,000 in federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to launch a multiyear project that will use technology, film and digital media to engage children, families, educators and librarians, and advance their digital and media literacy competencies.

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09/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the state has received a $650,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to help the state plan for a new mass transit center in Providence. One of 72 projects...
09/11/2014
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) recognized the Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger website with two top awards at its annual conference earlier this week. The new economic development site, created and maintained by Commerce RI, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce,...
09/11/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will host Ireland's Taoiseach (pronounced 'T – shock') Enda Kenny and other Irish officials during an afternoon visit to Rhode Island on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Kenny is expected to attend a reception at the state house and visit the Rhode...

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