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Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) is the official economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island, aimed at helping businesses grow and succeed, while bringing new companies and investments to Rhode Island. Commerce RI’s mission is to work with public, private and non-profit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the State’s long-term economic health and prosperity.

As such, its partnership with the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation provides connections, access to capital, facility purchase/lease and insights to the many business opportunities researchers and inventors are engaged in.

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