RI governor signs legislation to expedite business regulation

Providence, R.I. – Gov. Don Carcieri has signed into law legislation that streamlines business regulations designed to make it easier to do business in Rhode Island.

The legislation speeds up the process for certain steps some businesses must take in order to operate in Rhode Island. It allows state agencies to review some business permits at the same time and expedites the process for approving fire alarm, smoke detection and carbon monoxide plans.

It also allows the state to guarantee loans to help companies
get credit to expand.