Report: Marine trades added $4.6B to R.I. economy in 2016

A REPORT conducted by the University of Rhode Island estimated that the marine trades in Rhode Island added $4.6 billion to the Rhode Island economy. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION
A REPORT conducted by the University of Rhode Island estimated that the marine trades in Rhode Island added $4.6 billion to the Rhode Island economy. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION
PROVIDENCE – Marine trades in Rhode Island had a $4.6 billion effect on the Rhode Island economy in 2016, according to a University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Marine Trades Association report released Tuesday. The study estimated that the marine trades had $2.6 billion in direct output and accounted for 13,337 jobs. Including indirect…
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