Monday, July 28, 2008 - 13:51
InQuest Technologies, the developer of IQ9, the leading platform for delivering web-based enterprise business applications, today announced that the company will relocate its headquarters from Southborough, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island in September 2008. InQuest will relocate approximately 20 employees when doors at the new office open this fall with plans to hire aggressively and grow this location to 50 employees.
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 09:57
Steven J. King, P.E. has been named Managing Director of the Quonset Development Corporation. King, a Professional Engineer, has worked at Quonset since 1998. At its board meeting on Monday, July 21, 2008, the QDC Board of Directors unanimously concurred with Kaplan’s appointment of King.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 14:39
Aspen Aerogels, a manufacturer of energy-efficient, aerogel-based insulation solutions, opened a $30-million, 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in East Providence Monday. The company’s expansion brings dozens of jobs to Rhode Island, with plans to add 60 more over the next three years.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 14:16
CVS Caremark Corporation, the largest provider of prescriptions in the United States, today announced expansion plans for its Rhode Island operations over the next two years. The company plans to build two new 150,000-square-foot office facilities in the Highland Corporate Park in Cumberland, R.I. The new facilities are designed to support the company’s continuing growth and current hiring expectation of more than 200 new positions on its corporate campus.
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 13:34
The budget passed by the Rhode Island General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Carcieri is good for the state’s economy. Our 2008 Economic Growth Plan made clear that the state has to get control over its spending without raising broad-based taxes. The fiscal 2009 budget does exactly that. Do not underestimate how important this is to improving our business climate and stimulating job creation.
Friday, June 27, 2008 - 11:50
Last week, the Milken Institute’s State Technology and Science Index confirmed that Rhode Island has made progress in its effort to become a regional and national hub for science, technology and innovation. Milken’s Index uses a variety of indicators to measure how well each state is performing in today’s global knowledge-based economy.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 14:25
The American Electronics Association's 2008 Cybercities report ranked the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area as one of the nation's top cities in several areas measuring the technology industry.
Friday, June 20, 2008 - 10:10
Rhode Island has moved up to 10th place in the 2008 State Science and Technology Index, released by California-based Milken Institute. The report uses a host of indicators to paint a comprehensive picture of how well states are performing in today’s highly competitive knowledge-based economy.
Friday, June 13, 2008 - 16:47
On Friday, June 20, 2008, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services (RIMES), Bryant University’s Chafee Center for International Business and Banneker Industries, Inc. will be hosting the first ever RI Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit. The RI-SCM Summit will bring together both the public and private sectors to promote best practices of SCM within the state as well as highlight the expertise and resources available in SCM to RI institutions. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the George E. Bello Center for Information Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 09:01
An interview with RIEDC Executive Director, and Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Chief Catalyst, Saul Kaplan is posted on Steve Hardy’s Creative Generalist blog where the two talk about everything from Rhode Island’s position as a national innovation hot spot to the real world innovation lab BIF is developing to what it takes to really drive systems change.