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10/22/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 10/22/14 Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has named the villages of Greene, Foster Center and Carolina as the state's top "cities on the rise."
10/22/2014
Published: October 22, 2014 09:13 AM BY JOURNAL BUSINESS STAFF The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, an annual program to stimulate solutions to the state's challenges.
10/21/2014
By The Rhode Show Published: October 21, 2014, 1:39 am A new educational toy for young girls is aimed at inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Founders Marissa Banigan and Mia Godbout joined The Rhode Show Tuesday to talk more about the new toy Raina to the Rescue.

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10/10/2014
North Smithfield today became the first Rhode Island Community to embrace and launch the "Solarize" residential solar energy campaign. Solarize Rhode Island is a program created through a partnership of The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), the Rhode Island Office of Energy...
09/30/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning today to invite the public to review and comment on the draft of the state's Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. The Economic Development Plan contains goals, policies, strategies,...
09/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model...

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