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Marine trades pull weight and more

A new report estimates that the total impact of the marine trades in Rhode Island was about $4.6 billion in 2016, or roughly 8...
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

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

PROVIDENCE – Marine trades in Rhode Island had a $4.6 billion effect on the Rhode Island economy in 2016, according to a University of...
SKIFF WORK: Kirk Cusic, green shirt, executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, works with students on a traditional Westport skiff, as part of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s Youth Summer Boatbuilding Program.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

RIMTA using youth boatbuilding program to combat ‘graying’ workforce

A major concern for Rhode Island Marine Trades Association CEO Wendy Mackie is the large number of Ocean State marine-trades and composite-manufacturing workers retiring...
GETTING THEIR FEET WET: High school students got an introduction to shipbuilding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol over the summer, thanks to an industry program that continues to grow.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

Summer shipbuilding program a great idea, but needs follow-up

In a world in which jobs dominate nearly all economic-development discussions, it’s heartening to see industries take it upon themselves to help develop the...

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