Rhode Island Innovates
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Our comeback starts with our people. Rhode Islanders have charted a course of innovation dating back to the 18th century, and they will propel Rhode Island through the 21st century at top speed.
Rhode Island’s comeback depends on priming our advanced industries and our innovators for growth. There is a set of innovative companies in manufacturing, technology, maritime, food, and other sectors that already call Rhode Island home. And there are many more budding entrepreneurs in our midst.
We must put the Ocean State on the radar for tourists considering their next trip and for businesses looking to grow. The state is investing heavily in a statewide campaign to attract visitors and businesses. A positive state image will push the tourists and convention-goers of today to be the residents and business owners of tomorrow.
Growing and attracting businesses is essential to Rhode Island’s comeback. Not only must we equip our workforce with competitive skills and position our advanced industries for growth, we must also enable and encourage businesses to create jobs.
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As the only state agency tracking the economic and business landscape in Rhode Island, the Commerce Corporation works with leaders to strengthen the climate for business success. Our staff experts are knowledgeable in their fields and work closely with Rhode Island businesses and specific industry sectors to advance business goals and needs. Get to know us better with the links below.
At the Commerce Corporation, we believe that true economic and business success happens through the participation of many. As convener, the Commerce Corporation brings together industry stakeholders, government leaders, the nonprofit and institutional community, and partner organizations to create opportunities, implement strategies, and collaborate on effective actions for the economic development of Rhode Island. Check out our current projects to learn more about this work.