In light of going to the the Rhode Island Manufacturing B2B event this week, I thought it would be fitting to share some cool facts about manufacturing in Rhode Island.
- Rhode Island is best known for manufacturing jewelry and silverware, but the leading manufactured product is electrical equipment.
- The first spinning jenny in the United States was built in providence in 1787. Three years later, Samuel Slater opened a cotton mill in Pawtucket, which was one of the first modern factories in America.
- RI employment in manufacturing is expected to grow 6% by 2024.