Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Gina M. Raimondo, Governor


Rhode Island's workforce is well known for its high productivity and diverse set of skills. The state's long tradition in metal, electronics, plastic and other manufacturing is complemented by an expanding workforce in financial and business services, life sciences and information technology. In addition, Rhode Island's strategic location gives companies an unsurpassed opportunity to draw highly-educated workers from throughout southern New England. Almost two-thirds (64%) of New England's population lives within 75 miles of Providence — a higher proportion than either Boston or Hartford.

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RI Science & Technology Council
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 278-9100
Fax: (401) 273-8270

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