• News for Economic

    Monday, October 29, 2018
    On November 6, we have an opportunity to make a strategic investment in higher education in our state and in our local economy by voting to approve ballot Question 2.   Approval of ballot Question 2 would authorize $70 million to build new facilities and renovate existing facilities at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, home to URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, OpEd
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Newport Coworking Space to be Powered by Trailblazing Boston Community NEWPORT, R.I. – The effort to convert Newport’s former Sheffield School into a hub for entrepreneurs and high tech businesses took a major step forward this week as Innovate Newport announced a partnership with Workbar, a trailblazing coworking provider that operates nine locations and 12 partner sites throughout Boston, Rhode ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Press Conference on Friday, November 16 at 10:00am at Empire Tea & Coffee located at 112 William Street in Newport to encourages shopping local with the 2018 Holidays by the Sea Shop, Stay, Dine and Explore Initiative.Confirmed Speakers are (additional speakers will be added)Erin Donovan-Boyle                        Executive Director, Newport ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    (Newport, RI): Innovate Newport, a collaborative initiative between the City of Newport, Newport County Development Council, the non-profit 501c3 arm of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, and The Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island recently hired Tuni Schartner to lead branding, development of partnerships and programming, and community building as they prepare for an anticipated ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Kuzmanko-Medeiros brings over 9 years of capacity building experience to Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s new division   Newport, RI: Connect Greater Newport, a division of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Kuzmanko-Medeiros to the team. Kuzmanko-Medeiros will serve as a Business Consultant, the business outreach point person for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, May 28, 2018
    Middletown, R.I.: The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with businesses and local media sponsors to create a new event series. The Nonprofit Leaders Roundtable Series, sponsored by US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, will be dedicated to bringing professional workshops and educational seminars to nonprofit leaders on issues unique to their organizations. “We are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Newport, RI: A ceremonial groundbreaking will take place April 30 celebrating the redevelopment of the historic Sheffield School into a technology incubator and co-work facility known as Innovate Newport. Located on Broadway in Newport’s north end, the 33,000 square foot building is being rehabilitated to provide co work space for entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups as well as private suites ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    By Matt Sheley  Daily News staff writer Originally posted 2/8/2018 to http://www.newportri.com/bb08ee9b-bac5-531a-aefb-df6bdee4a63c.html NEWPORT -- If Newport County wants to become known as an international business destination as much as for its tourism, officials know they need to do a better job getting the word out. A new website, connectgreaternewport.com, went live last week to promote ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
    Saturday, January 06, 2018
    By Matt Sheley Daily News staff writer Originally posted 1/6/2018 to http://www.newportri.com/fb6d2ca7-e420-5aec-9b5f-89258ab4724c.html NEWPORT -- Newport is already an international tourist destination. Now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, private businesses and half a dozen local municipalities, the hope is to make the region an ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
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