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07/25/2014
By Kaylen Auer PBN Web Editor Posted 7/25/14 The R.I. Division of Taxation has approved Mosaico Business & Community Development Corp.'s restoration of the Bristol Industrial Park as the latest project to receive historic preservation tax credits.
07/25/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 7/24/14 The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded a $3 million three-year grant to the Providence Public School District to create two new high schools in the city modeled on the philanthropy organization's school-design principles.
07/24/2014
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I., the state's first and only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel, was ranked No. 1 in the continental U.S. on the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 list, up from number 10 last year, and fifth overall of best hotels in the world.

Press Releases

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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.
06/27/2014
In an effort to accelerate innovation in Rhode Island and help local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses create jobs and compete for approximately $2.5 billion in available federal funding each year from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (

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