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Rhode Island Set to Welcome 300+ Businesses and 35+ Economic Development Agencies as State Plays Host to 2023 Go Global Awards
Three-day event will take place November 6-8 at the Omni Providence. PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Commerce, in partnership with the International Trade Council, is set to welcome hundreds of business and economic development leaders from around the world at next week’s...
Governor McKee and RI Commerce Announce New Recipients for Innovation Vouchers and Open Application Period for Network Matching Grants
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Dan McKee today announced that the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors has approved three Innovation Vouchers totaling nearly $225,000. “When we meet businesses where they are and support their continued growth, we see a...
Under McKee Administration, Rhode Island Secures Federal Designation as Tech Hub, Continuing to Position State as Leader in Ocean Technology
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that Rhode Island and its Southeastern New England partners have secured an official federal designation as a Tech Hub. Rhode Island’s proposal for an Ocean Tech Hub was one...