Rhode Island State Resources for Government, Business, and Insurance

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Rhode Island State Business Resources

Rhode Island is one of the smallest states in the US. But what does this mean when it comes to business opportunities? If you are planning to start your business in Rhode Island, you'll be delighted to know that it has a thriving manufacturing, food innovation, and design industry. There is a higher amount of concentration in consumer goods in this state than that of the national average. This is good news for those who are planning to start a business in the top industries within the state's economy.

While small in size, Rhode Island has a thriving and growing economy. There has been a spur in growth when it comes to startups in the past decade or so. The health industry, in particular, is one of the fastest growing ones in the state.

The primary reason why Rhode Island is a great destination to start a business in is the strong business climate. There are plenty of incentives offered to business owners and investors. For example, registering a new business would provide you with sales tax exemptions. You can also enjoy small business capital investment tax incentives in the form of tax deductions and capital gains exclusions.

Meanwhile, those with limited access to funding can also take advantage of a variety of loans and funding programs for small to medium sized businesses. For business insurance related info please refer to our more in depth article.

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Rhode Island State and Local Insurance Information and Directory

At the request of our visitors we've included the below local insurance contacts for most cities in Rhode Island. Luckily, residents of Rhode Island don't have to endure as much traffic as those in New York or New Jersey. However, road congestion in cities such as Providence can lead to car accidents. Without car insurance, these accidents can cause you to incur thousands of dollars in bills and citations. Let's put it nicely, getting into a car accident isn't cheap. Don't let the terminology and complexity scare you - it's quite simple to compare affordable quotes and understand the different rates offered by insurance companies. If you want a cheap policy that won't break your budget, you've come to the right place. Our list of reputable local contacts in Rhode Island will help you secure a low cost auto insurance policy.For additional information on traffic laws or driving schools please navigate to your respective state using the map. And for manufactured home insurance, please refer to the respective article.

Government Contacts

Officially known as the State of Rhode Island, and nicknamed The Ocean State (due to large bays and inlets in the state), Rhode Island is located in the New England region of the U.S. It is the smallest state in terms of land area and the seventh least populated state. However, it is the second-most densely populated (next to New Jersey). The capital and largest city, Providence, is one of the oldest cities in the country (established in 1636).

Though small in size, Rhode Island packs a lot of popular tourist attractions. The state's biggest draw is Newport. It is considered as the playground for the super-rich. It's the home of fabled mansions built to rival those by European royalties. Providence, however, is home to many historical sites. The state also boasts an extensive shoreline with idyllic island life.

The state is also a common fixture in pop culture. From the popular TV cartoon comedy series Family Guy, and movies like The Great Gatsby, and High Society.

The state's economy is mostly dependent on the service sector, government, business services, health services, education, and tourism.

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