Rhode Island Commerce | Business Support Transparency
Public Records
Access to Public Records
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (“Agency”) adheres to the Access to Public Records Act, R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-1, et. seq., (“APRA” or the “Act”).

APRA Policy
Public Records Request Form
Quasi-Public Corporations Accountability & Transparency Act

Reports and Financial Statements

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is a quasi-public organization funded primarily through an appropriation from the Rhode Island General Assembly.

Independent Audit Reports


Commerce Corporation Financial Reports

Bylaws and Statutes

The Commerce Corporation is committed to selecting the most qualified vendors for its projects in accordance with state purchasing procedure. Information about open requests for proposals or other opportunities are listed below.

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Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP for State Small Business Credit Initiative Advisor

RFP for Project and Program Management Services

RFP for Planning Process for a More Resilient, Equitable, and Prosperous Future: Developing a 2030 Strategy 

Request for Quotations (RFQ)

There are no open requests at this time.

Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI)

There are no open requests at this time.

Board Meeting Documents

Commerce Corporation Meeting Documents

Strategic Pathways
From 2015 – 2016, the Raimondo Administration commissioned the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice (now TEConomy Partners, LLC) and Monitor Deloitte to conduct a comprehensive competitive analysis of the state’s economy. The conclusions of this study, released in January 2016, helped shape the Commerce Corporation’s strategy to reposition Rhode Island’s economy and guided staff in deploying the state’s new economic development tools.

Rhode Island innovates: A competitive strategy for the Ocean State error

Small Business Loan Fund Corporation (SBLFC)