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Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Announces New SupplyRI Partnership with Mayflower Wind
SupplyRI helps connect local suppliers to larger Rhode Island institutions, our Anchors, through our database, website, trainings, and events. PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has announced a partnership between the agency’s SupplyRI initiative...
Governor McKee, State Leaders Announce Availability of Funds to Support Creation of Affordable Housing
Governor joined by Legislative Leadership, RIHousing, and housing advocates to announce $12 million in State Fiscal Recovery Funds for the acquisition of properties for redevelopment as affordable and supportive housing PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Governor Dan McKee, and...
Governor McKee Announces New Grant Program to Open for Small Businesses
The $12.5 million Rhode Island Rebounds Small Business Grant Program to provide $2,500 or $5,000 in direct relief to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Governor McKee announced a $12.5 million grant program to assist small businesses...