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Supply RI Program Provides Opportunities to Boost Local Suppliers

Supply RI Program Provides Opportunities to Boost Local Suppliers

PROVIDENCE, RI – On January 23rd Governor Gina Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor unveiled the Supply RI program, a new statewide initiative to connect local suppliers with Rhode Island businesses. Building on her goal of promoting local business and adding value to our state economy, Governor Raimondo stated, “This initiative is very simple. We want… READ MORE

Lt. Governor Dan McKee Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Small Business Roundtable

Lt. Governor Dan McKee Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Small Business Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lt. Governor Dan McKee hosted Advance RI’s first Latino Small Business Roundtable. Advance RI releases a monthly episode, broadcasted on PEG RI-TV, that focuses on the latest initiatives taking place at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. During this one-hour session, Lt. Governor McKee sat down... READ MORE
Local Business Owner Wins RIBBA’s Prestigious George T. Downing Business Leadership Award

Local Business Owner Wins RIBBA’s Prestigious George T. Downing Business Leadership Award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jhonny Leyva, president of Heroica Construction, was recently awarded the prestigious George T. Downing Business Leadership Award at the Rhode Island Black Business Association’s (RIBBA) 6th Annual Awards Gala on October 6th. “We received dozens of nominations this year. These individuals and companies are considered the best in their league and are worthy… READ MORE

Heroica Construction Tapped for RI School Building Task Force with Treasurer Seth Magaziner

Heroica Construction Tapped for RI School Building Task Force with Treasurer Seth Magaziner

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jhonny Leyva, president of Heroica Construction, was recently selected to serve as a member of the newly founded Rhode Island School Building Task Force. The 18-member team, lead by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, has been initiated following the release of the 2017 “State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses”… READ MORE

Get the Facts on the Airbnb and Housing Market Conflict

Get the Facts on the Airbnb and Housing Market Conflict

The Airbnb housing market allows homeowners to rent out their apartments without the regulations of a hotel. People who support Airbnb say that the business creates tourism and supports our communities. However, research below reveals that Airbnb may cause more harm than good when it comes to affordable housing.   Airbnb housing market conflict in… READ MORE

Rhode Island Housing Development Can Tackle Cost of Living

Rhode Island Housing Development Can Tackle Cost of Living

  If you’re renting in Rhode Island, you’re probably running on empty. The state of affordable housing in RI is dire. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines “cost burdened” as families who pay more than 30% of their income for housing. By this definition, 51% of Rhode Island housing renters are affected…. READ MORE