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Building a Successful Workforce

September 3, 2015 5:41 pm

Continuing from last week's post, our first wave is ambitious. It will turn heads, change perceptions, and put Rhode Island back in the game regionally and nationally. It must hit with speed and urgency to provide the needed jolt to our still-struggling economy by building the skills for success. We are dedicating significant resources to this first phase. It starts at the beginning and focuses on our core: our workforce. We are investing in our elementary schools,…

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The Why Behind the WAVE

August 27, 2015 3:27 pm

Rhode Island can no longer afford to sweep its economic plight under the proverbial rug. We can no longer afford to be meek, mild, passive, unsure or inactive. Rhode Island, it is time to act: on bold ideas, with confidence, with purpose, and with the future in mind. Much has been done since 2012 to study Rhode Island’s economy and understand why the Ocean State lags behind other states in economic prosperity and job creation.…

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Raimondo Poised to Fix Rhode Island

August 20, 2015 3:27 pm

In just eight months as the first female governor of Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo passed an economic development and jobs focused budget through the General Assembly in record time, giving the state an unprecedented toolkit to reboot the economy. Her strategy involves help from private-sector chief executive officers, forgiving student-loan debt and fixing state infrastructure. And her strategy is putting her on the national radar -- according to Wendy Schiller, a political science professor…

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Exploring Opportunity in Taiwan and South Korea

June 23, 2015 3:30 pm

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, with its partners, is hosting a trade mission to Taiwan and South Korea August 21-28, 2015, with several Rhode Island companies. Participation in a trade mission benefits companies by providing valuable insight, advice and resources on doing business in these international marketplaces offered through the partnership of the Commerce Corporation, the Rhode Island District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Chafee Center…

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STEAM ENGINE has arrived in Rhode Island

May 13, 2015 6:35 pm

The Commerce Corporation is driving an emerging Rhode Island resource - STEAM ENGINE USA - and we invite you to learn more about it. Established by the Commerce Corporation and working to power the next generation of design, product development and manufacturing, STEAM ENGINE USA is an all-inclusive, asset-based project bridging the gap between manufacturers and designers. Visit the newly launched website and find out how the project is utilizing Rhode Island's strengths and creating a powerful, integrated system…

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