#42 Rhode Island


2.09 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.36 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

5.91 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Rhode Island Commerce Dept. has embarked on a new manufacturing initiative — a package of workforce training and economic development programs which aim to rebuild Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry for the 21st Century. The Rhode Island Manufacturing Initiative includes economic development incentives to encourage manufacturers to purchase new equipment, launch new product lines and hire new workers, and it also expands successful training initiatives within the Ocean State.

Key Companies

Bank of America
Citizens Bank
CVS Caremark
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Hasbro
Textron
United Natural Foods
Wal-Mart

Key Contacts

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Darin Early, President
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908
401-278-9100
darin.early@commerceri.com
http://commerceri.com/

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Laurie White, President
30 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903
lwhite@provchamber.com
401-521-5000
http://www.providencechamber.com/

Current Developments

2017 Regional Report: Northeast

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