State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-64.28
Innovation Initiative

SECTION 42-64.28-2

§ 42-64.28-2. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Commerce corporation" means the Rhode Island commerce corporation established pursuant to § 42-64-1 et seq.

(2) "Manufacturer" shall mean any entity that:

(i) Uses any premises within the state primarily for the purpose of transforming raw materials into a finished product for trade through any or all of the following operations: adapting, altering, finishing, making, processing, refining, metalworking, and ornamenting, but shall not include fabricating processes incidental to warehousing or distribution of raw materials, such as alteration of stock for the convenience of a customer; or

(ii) Is described in codes 31-33 of the North American Industry Classification system, as revised from time to time.

(3) "Match" shall mean a funding match, or in kind services provided by a third party.

(4) "Small business" means a business that is resident in Rhode Island, has its business facility located within the state, and employs five hundred (500) or fewer persons.

(5) "Small business manufacturer" shall mean a business that meets the definitions of terms small business and manufacturer as defined herein.

(6) "Targeted industry" means any advanced, promising or otherwise prioritized industry identified in the economic development vision and policy promulgated pursuant to § 42-64.17-1 or, until such time as any such economic development vision and policy is promulgated, as identified by the commerce corporation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 19, § 11; P.L. 2017, ch. 302, art. 2, § 1.)