Rhode Island is ripe with opportunities for business advancement. A groundbreaking study conducted by Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, Brookings, Monitor Deloitte and TEConomy Partners identified industry sectors that represent areas of distinction and growth for our state – and for your business.
Read more about the opportunities these high-profile sectors represent – whether you already have a Rhode Island-based business or are thinking of locating operations here.
IT SOFTWARE, CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS, DATA ANALYTICS
From futuristic innovations (the internet of things, autonomous underwater vehicles) to practical applications (cybersecurity, data analytics), the state’s technology businesses make the most of local strengths in engineering, design, and computer science.
This is an area where Rhode Island has long dominated. The state is home to a wide range of maritime industries, including boat building and servicing; home to the largest independent steamship agency in North America; defense-related ship and submarine building; development of advanced materials and component boat/ship systems; ocean sciences and engineering; marine tourism; and the preservation of coastal communities and environments.
ADVANCED BUSINESS SERVICES
Corporations rely on third-party providers to support vital functions like web services, client management, financial services, and more — and several Rhode Island-based enterprises are experts in these areas. No wonder so many leading business establish their headquarters here.
DESIGN, FOOD, AND CUSTOM MANUFACTURING
Why do these seemingly unrelated areas thrive in Rhode Island? Because they all benefit from the state’s can-do attitude, tradition of innovation, business-friendly policies, and world-renowned educational institutions that each year graduate thousands of talented individuals.