Raimondo’s Statement on Rhode Island’s Economic Data

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement
on the announcement of the state’s latest economic data:

«Our economy’s gain of 1,700 jobs is welcome news but we still have significant
room for improvement,» Governor Raimondo said. «This week alone, I have seen some
of our initiatives at work. I met a young woman who is pursuing a career at Electric
Boat. In the coming years, thousands more will join her. We highlighted the upcoming
expansion of another local company – Alexion. With so many workers and families
still trying to gain their footing in this evolving economy, I will continue to
focus on putting people back to work by strengthening our schools, matching people’s
skills with employers’ needs, and making it cheaper and easier to do business here.»