Electric Boat sub contract expected to increase R.I. jobs by 1,500 by 2025

GENERAL DYNAMICS has been awarded a $22.2 billion contract to build the next generation of Virginia-class submarines is expected to increase the company's jobs in Rhode Island by 1,500 jobs by 2025. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
GENERAL DYNAMICS has been awarded a $22.2 billion contract to build the next generation of Virginia-class submarines expected to increase the company's jobs in Rhode Island by 1,500 by 2025. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp.'s massive $22.2 billion Virginia-class submarine contract is expected to bring an additional 1,500 jobs to Rhode Island by 2025, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said on Friday. The company was awarded the contract in early December. It is the largest shipbuilding contract in the U.S. Navy's history. The company’s Electric Boat…

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