Good news travels fast. We've had a recent spate of positive media attention highlighting the Providence, Rhode Island entrepreneurial communities. This piece in Crain's Boston talks about our legacy as a maker city and as a recent leader in the social enterprise movement. Kelly Ramirez from Social Enterprise Greenhouse shares her thoughts on how the movement is catching fire. Providence's world class colleges and universities and young talent pool are the key differentiators drawing attention.
FDi Intelligence magazine, a publication associated with The Financial Times in London, has a well researched feature story highlighting our international prowess in the manufacturing sector and how educational leaders are driving Rhode Island's economic resurgence.
I have been on the road recently, as well, promoting Rhode Island's advantages as a place to do business. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Commerce RI have had a major presence at the Boston Biosciences Leaders Conference, the Social Innovation Summit in Chicago, and BIO International 2017 in San Diego.
The reaction from business leaders with whom we have met has been consistent:
- Rhode Island is definitely on the radar screen for investors. High profile names like GE Digital, Virgin Pulse, Johnson & Johnson, Agoda and Wexford Science & Technology have generated a bit of a curiosity factor. i.e. What's going on in Providence???
- Our talent pipeline and workforce development strategy is considered smart and unique.
- Our incentive programs are performance-based and deliver benefits that are most relevant.
- Rhode Island's business climate is now viewed as increasingly favorable.
Help us spread the word! If you would like to learn more about Rhode Island as a place to grow and expand your business, reach out to us today.