#41 Rhode Island


#44 in Taxation and Regulation

#37 in Workforce Quality

#39 in Living Environment

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Regional Profile – Northeast

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Connecticut
9
10
6
5
Delaware
11
11
3
2
Maine
3
5
5
9
Maryland
7
8
11
8
Massachusetts
8
9
1
6
New Hampshire
2
2
2
1
New Jersey
10
6
9
11
New York
11
11
8
10
Pennsylvania
4
3
4
4
Rhode Island
6
7
7
7
Vermont
5
4
10
3

Key Companies

Bank of America

Citizens Bank

CVS Caremark

General Dynamics Electric Boat

Hasbro

Textron

United Natural Foods

Wal-Mart

Advantages

While it could ideally move faster, Rhode Island is inching forward on the road to post-Recession recovery, with a 1.8% GDP growth rate.

Challenges

Business owners last year gave their state government an “F” in categories like ease of starting a small business, regulations, tax code, licensing and zoning in a study conducted by Thumbtack.com. Also, the Plantation State is showing signs of structural problems.

Key Contacts

Dept. of Administration

Michael DiBiase, Director
401-222-2280
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

http://www.admin.ri.gov/

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