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MEDAC Selected to Participate in Economic Assessment
May 05, 2009  – Middletown Economic Development
The Rhode Island Division of Planning has recommended Middletown's participation in the Economic Development Assessment Tool developed at the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Planning at Northeastern University. This grant, with a value of $5,000 will allow the town to evaluate its economic development activities and attributes in comparison to other…


Homeland Security makes pitch to area businesses
March 12, 2009  – Middletown Economic Development
By Andy Smith, Providence Journal Staff Writer -3/12/2009 MIDDLETOWN –– Rhode Island’s high-tech companies, particularly on Aquidneck Island, are used to working with the U.S. Department of Defense, mainly the Navy. This week they got to hear from a relatively new federal player, the Department of Homeland Security, which sent its chief commercialization officer, Thomas…


Unveiling of RI Small Business Stimulus Package
February 03, 2009  – Middletown Economic Development
Breakfast Meeting at Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina -2/3/2009 Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina 49 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI Full Breakfast Buffet $15.00 formembers; $25.00 for non-members The current economic downturn and the tightening credit market has made it difficult for Rhode Island small businesses to access the capital they need to keep Rhode…


Local Senators Mean Business
December 14, 2008  – Middletown Economic Development
By Joe Baker - Newport Daily News staff -12/4/2008 It was a moment that defined why some state senators were in Newport Wednesday. Senate President-elect Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, asked officials at Newport Biodiesel how state officials could help the fledgling company’s efforts to grow. It didn’t take long for business manager Bob Morton to…