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East Greenwich Pendulum: Town receives portion of $3M state grant

The governor’s office announced this week the recipients of over $3 million in grant funding to support the state’s Take It Outside initiative. Among the awardees, which include towns and cities, chambers of commerce and other organizations, was East Greenwich, which will receive $75K to help encourage outdoor dining and retail, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Patch: Additional $1M Available To Businesses To ‘Take It Ouside’

It’s been a few weeks since Gov. Gina Raimondo first told Rhode Island businesses to “take it outside,” and communities have really embraced the initiative, she said during Wednesday’s weekly news conference. New this week, the governor announced $1 million in funding to help businesses safely and effectively move outside.

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Tech volunteers save the day for small retailers

By Nancy Lavin in Providence Business News August 21, 2020 Lori Lyons spent the first 48 hours after the state issued stay-at-home orders in a sleepless haze of research into how to transform her brick-and-mortar store into an online retailer. The longtime...

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Commerce RI launches grant program for microbusinesses

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS By  Nancy Lavin  - April 28, 2020 3:26 pm PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. recently launched a new grant program designed to help microbusinesses largely left out of federal relief programs The Microenterprise Stabilization Grant...

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Rhode Island on NBC Nightly News

On Wednesday, April 22, Gov. Raimondo appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt to discuss how the need for increased access to rapid, affordable testing is crucial to safely reopening the economy. Rhode Island is leading the nation thanks to our partnership with...

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Introducing Mask Up RI

Join Our Email List Greetings. We once again write to you in acknowledgment of the difficult and often unprecedented situations facing many businesses, particularly our state's small businesses. We thank you for your cooperation as we continue to seek out new...

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WPRI: Goldman Sachs announces $10M RI small-biz loan program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The investment bank Goldman Sachs has committed $10 million to make emergency loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Rhode Island hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, state leaders announced Monday. Goldman is providing the loans through...

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COVID-19 Update: Closure of Non-Essential Retail

On Saturday, March 28, Governor Raimondo announced additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, including a Stay at Home Order. As part of these measures, the Governor announced that beginning Monday, March 30,  noncritical retail...

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Raimondo Administration Announces New Tech Support Tools

Providence Business News --  Raimondo addressed small-business owners directly in her news briefing, saying that starting Friday, any business can access free tech support via teleconference or over the phone. The program was coordinated by the R.I. Commerce Corp. and...

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Rhode Island Commerce introduces Blue Economy Podcast

Rhode Island Commerce introduces Blue Economy Podcast New podcast to feature one-on-one interviews with influential global leaders covering the past, present and future of the world’s burgeoning ocean economy   PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 25, 2020 – Rhode Island...

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Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI”

Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hit the Sheets: Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI” January 18-31, 2020 Unbeatable Rates for Affordable and Luxury Accommodations Across the Ocean State Providence, RI (December 9, 2019) - Visit Rhode Island, in conjunction with 22...

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commonFont Opens East Coast Office in Providence, RI

commonFont Opens East Coast Office in Providence, RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- commonFont (www.commonfont.com), a leading provider of Experience Management (XM) program and technology services, has expanded to open an East Coast office in Providence, Rhode Island. "commonFont is thrilled to add a...

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A Biotech Hub Grows in Rhode Island

Rhode Island boasts a number of characteristics that make it appealing to companies across industries. The state provides easy access to Boston and New York, has prestigious educational institutions…

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Rhode Island: Where Businesses and People Thrive

Why more companies and their workers are happy to call Rhode Island home

Rhode Island is making a name for itself as a hotbed of innovation—an up-and-comer as a new business epicenter in New England. In just the past few years, more than 25 businesses have moved or expanded to Rhode Island.

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