Rhode Island manufacturers tooling up for growth

Manufacturing has been central to Rhode Island's economy since the late 1700s when engineer Samuel Slater built the nation's first water-powered te...

October 11, 2022
2:10 AM

Manufacturing has been central to Rhode Island's economy since the late 1700s when engineer Samuel Slater built the nation's first water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket, launching the American Industrial Revolution. Fast-forward to 2022, and the sector is well-placed to meet global challenges and domestic opportunities — but teamwork, coordination, and smart investments will be required. That was the key message conveyed Tuesday at a Rhode Island Manufacturing Day event. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and government officials mixed and mingled at the early-morning conference held at the Farm Fresh Rhode Island hall in Providence.

Mary Serreze