Defense spending in R.I. up 37% since 2003

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FEDERAL DEFENSE and homeland security contracts in Rhode Island have grown 37 percent to $472 million since 2003. For a larger version of this image, click HERE. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DONAHUE INSTITUTE
WASHINGTON - Federal defense and homeland security contracts in Rhode Island have grown 37 percent to $472 million since 2003, according to a new report from the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute. According to the report, which was released Monday, the contracts are responsible for 12,000 jobs at 389 employers throughout Rhode Island. “The defense…
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