News - Providence Knowledge District
06/13/2013 - 09:35
BBC Travel has recognized Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence, as one of the world’s top 21 “under-the-radar” destinations, noting its outstanding universities, historic buildings and neighborhoods, renowned restaurants, and diverse cultural offerings such as the RISD museum and WaterFire.
05/07/2013 - 10:53
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission announced that Jan Brodie will head the commission as its new Executive Director. Brodie has over 25 years of development experience, deep knowledge of the Rhode Island market and a track record of success.
04/24/2013 - 10:14
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the completion of the land transfer process between the State and the I-195 Redevelopment Commission. The transfer will provide $38.4 million to be used to fund the remaining contracts of the Iway (I-195 Relocation) Project and will pave the way for redevelopment of 27 acres of property in the heart of Providence.
04/08/2013 - 12:08
An important step in readying the former I-195 land for responsible, job-generating development, Gov. Chafee, Congressional delegation, Assembly members, City officials and private sector leaders break ground as infrastructure work commences.
06/29/2012 - 11:19
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation concluded a two-day, state-wide familiarization tour this week for key site location consultants from across the country. The tour was organized by the RIEDC in partnership with the Governor’s Office, area mayors, municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, state agencies, and businesses.
Governor Chafee, RIEDC Board Support Infrastructure Development and Growth for the I-195 Commission and Quonset/Davisville
06/25/2012 - 11:29
With infrastructure development as a key driver of economic development and job growth, RIEDC Chairperson Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Board of Directors approved up to $42 million in a bond for the purchase and development of the I-195 surplus land to act as a catalyst for knowledge-based industries and jobs.
06/11/2012 - 09:35
A high-impact video created for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) to help promote the Providence Knowledge District received a Boston/New England Emmy Award June 2 for Outstanding Commercial.
Governor Chafee Announces $1.4 Million in Research Grants to Foster Business Development and Innovation
05/10/2012 - 09:37
With the goal to encourage entrepreneurship and new company creation by bringing new technologies and discoveries into the marketplace, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients of the 2012 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants.
Governor Chafee and the RIEDC Board Move to Provide Better Access to Capital and Improve Regulatory Processes for Businesses
03/27/2012 - 09:19
Focusing on two key job growth priorities, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors, led by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, today voted to adopt focused yet flexible work plans aimed at helping Rhode Island businesses gain better access to financing and streamlining state and local regulatory processes to save companies time and money.
Governor Lincoln Chafee Announces $250,000 Grant for 195 Redevelopment Commission to Expedite Next Phase of Work
01/24/2012 - 10:40
Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that he is making a $250,000 grant available to the 195 Redevelopment Commission through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The grant will provide the Commission with the necessary operating funds to begin the next stages of its work, including engineering planning and environmental impact analysis.
RIEDC Board Approves Renewable Energy and Small Business Financing to Help Lower Costs and Expand State’s Knowledge Economy
08/23/2011 - 09:20
The RIEDC Board of Directors approved two projects that will help leading advanced manufacturers reduce their utility costs and provide a growing knowledge-based small business with financing.
RIEDC Announces Resumption of Job Creation Guaranty Program after Board Approval of Changes Proposed by Governor Chafee
08/17/2011 - 13:08
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) announced today that it has resumed the state’s Job Creation Guaranty Program.
Governor Chafee Joins Hasbro, Mayor Taveras, Legislative Leaders to Announce Company’s Job-Generating Expansion in Providence
07/18/2011 - 20:14
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Joins Hasbro, Mayor Taveras, Legislative Leaders to announce and celebrate the company’s job-generating expansion in Providence. Hasbro’s expansion at 15 LaSalle Square will bolster the city’s growing knowledge economy and create 284 new jobs.
03/24/2009 - 10:28
RIEDC’s 2009 Economic Growth Plan proposes 10 concrete action items to accelerate the pace of job growth in our state.