Additional Resources

In addition to the resources available at the University of Rhode Island, there are several resources available to industry throughout the state.  The Business Engagement Center team is here to help you understand and connect with these resources.  Below are some of the entities that provide such solutions:

 

 

Through the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Rhode Island offers incentives and credits, as well as grants, that aid businesses in a host of ways.
Through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, there are several opportunities to connect with the workforce you need, along with accessing the workforce development opportunities you need.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association advocates for legislation that supports the marine trades in the Ocean State, trains the workforce needed to fuel the industry, gives members access to the information and marketing opportunities that will give them an edge in the marketplace by promoting the capabilities of the statewide industry, and creates industry networking opportunities so members can share ideas and even do business.
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) was formed to identify, champion and coordinate issues that contribute to our National security and provide benefit to their members, local communities, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and other Federal Government agencies.
The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island was formed to grow this sector and ensure purchasers of composites technology around the world know about the strong capabilities of the state. The Composites Alliance also provides a nexus where these Rhode Island companies can share expertise and ideas and focuses on workforce development programs to ensure a skilled labor pool.
Polaris MEP is a statewide non-profit organization that provides competitive manufacturing business improvement programs to grow RI's manufacturing industry.
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island provides local small business owners with the services and expertise they need to succeed - no-cost expert counseling, relevant training and access to important resources.  Their experienced business counselors are available to support you and your business at every stage, from start-up through maturity.
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island provides local small business owners with the services and expertise they need to succeed - no-cost expert counseling, relevant training and access to important resources. Their experienced business counselors are available to support you and your business at every stage, from start-up through maturity.
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