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Schilling's company in RI by May

January 7, 2011

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company plans to move its headquarters from Massachusetts to Providence on May 1.

38 Studios announced in September that it had leased a six-story, 104,000-square-foot building at One Empire Plaza formerly used by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

38 Studios, named after the former Boston Red Sox pitcher's uniform number, was lured from Maynard, Mass. to Rhode Island with a $75 million loan guarantee underwritten by bonds issued by the state Economic Development Corp.

The deal came under fire from some because the company doesn't have a track record.

A company spokeswoman tells The Providence Journal it's not yet clear how many will work in Providence at first, but the company has projected up to 450 jobs.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.projo.com/