As Rhode Island’s first female governor, Gina Raimondo has consistently prioritized rebuilding the middle class and creating opportunity for everyone. She’s kick-started the state’s economy to better attract entrepreneurs, create jobs, encourage business creation and growth, and foster innovation throughout state government. Since her swearing-in, Rhode Island has replaced every private-sector job lost during the Great Recession. The Governor has attracted top companies like Infosys, Johnson & Johnson, Virgin Pulse, and the Cambridge Innovation Center to relocate to the Ocean State while also making critical investments in existing companies to help them expand in-state. For most of the time she was campaigning for Governor, Rhode Island had the highest unemployment in the county; now, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nearly two decades.
Knowing the great jobs being created in Rhode Island require skills training—and wanting those jobs to go to Rhode Islanders—Governor Raimondo has made education advancements central to her economic growth plans and has increased investments in early education, computer science, and public schools at every grade level. She implemented the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship, a first-of-its-kind program that provides two years of in-state college tuition at the Community College of Rhode Island to every Rhode Island high-school graduate. Governor Raimondo is working hard to ensure that, together, we’ll meet the challenges and build a stronger, better future for every Rhode Islander.
Announcing a New RI Small Business Partnership Providing Access to “Big” Company Health Care Services & Benefits
Rising health insurance costs, and historically low unemployment, are forcing small businesses in RI to find new and creative ways to retain top talent, or risk losing them. In an effort to help small business increase their competitive edge, access new services more efficiently, and control health insurance costs more effectively, the New England Business Association will be announcing a NEW partnership with two outstanding organizations dedicated to support small businesses in RI. Join us to learn more about this exciting new program for Rhode Island businesses!
Event Cost: $50 for members of the Association, $65 for non-members (includes lunch)