Despite cuts, NUWC boosted R.I. contracts in 2013 by $50M

THE NAVAL UNDERSEA Warfare Center contributed more than $874 million to the region's economy in 2013, according to facility representatives. Although NUWC's total contract spending declined in 2013 compared with the previous year, contracts awarded to Rhode Island companies increased by $50 million. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT
THE NAVAL UNDERSEA Warfare Center contributed more than $874 million to the region's economy in 2013, according to facility representatives. Although NUWC's total contract spending declined in 2013 compared with the previous year, contracts awarded to Rhode Island companies increased by $50 million. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT
NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center spent $602 million of its total $874 million operating budget for 2013 on payroll, contracts with local companies, and construction and support for the command and research facility in Newport. Of the $386 million spent on NUWC contracts last year, $250 million went to Rhode Island-based businesses, while…

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