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By Courtney Caligiuri; with reporting by Chantee Lans and Perry Russom Published: October 31, 2014, 7:15 am WPRI/AP President Obama is the first president in a half century to stay in Rhode Island overnight. This comes, as he prepares to deliver remarks about the economy at Rhode Island College Friday morning.
Friday, October 31, 2014 GoLocalProv Business Team Rhode Island's first ever Mind Body Spirit Expo will begin November 29 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Over 84 exhibitors and businesses of all sizes will be coming to show off their wares, speak with guests about their products, and gain valuable face time with potential clients.
Posted on October 30, 2014 WPRO News and the Associated Press The University of Rhode Island says it has secured a $1 million pledge for construction of its proposed College of Engineering facilities if voters approve the ballot measure next week.

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announce that, according to the 2014 edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard, Rhode Island is ranked the third most energy efficient state in the nation. The state was...
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced that six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state's Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund). The state grants...
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...

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