Our companies draw top talent at all levels from across Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. In fact, approximately 11% of workers in Rhode Island commute from other states. Companies nearer to Massachusetts, like CVS, report that 43% of their tech workforce commutes from out of state. (For some of Boston’s most desirable suburbs, the Providence commute is often quicker than the Boston commute.)
Rhode Island Offers Employers:
A large talent pool: 4.7 million talented workers live within a one-hour commute of Providence.
A strong university ecosystem: Each year, 100,000+ students graduate from the diverse ecosystem of universities within an hour from Providence.
Turnkey workforce solutions: Nearby universities are nimble, interdisciplinary, and eager to partner with companies to pursue novel research and build direct employment pipelines for graduates.
Innovative K-12 programming: We’re building the best tech pipeline in the country with innovative programs in all K-12 schools. In fact, we will be the first state to achieve the goal of including computer science curriculum in all schools.