Rhode Island

Carolyn Rafaelian’s father founded this factory, Cinerama, in 1966. While much of Rhode Island’s manufacturing has moved overseas, this factory is still in business, producing jewelry for Rafaelian’s company, Alex and Ani.

Rhode Island, hard hit by recession, slow to recover

Apr 23, 2015
Pre-recession, the housing boom in Rhode Island helped mask manufacturing woes.
Posted In: local economy, state economies, Rhode Island, Great Recession, economic recovery

Rhode Island Republicans want gun makers to set up shop

Apr 9, 2013
State Minority Leader Brian Newberry says gun manufacturing would bring well-paid jobs to Rhode Island's struggling economy.
Posted In: gun control, Rhode Island, Jobs

Fallout from the demise of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios

May 25, 2012
The former Red Sox pitcher's video game company, 38 Studios, is in deep financial trouble. What that means for Rhode Island, which gave the company a $75 million loan.
Posted In: Curt Schilling, Rhode Island

Economic confidence lags from state to state

Feb 9, 2012
The national mood about the economy is one thing, but what states have the best, and worst, confidence about the direction of the economy?
Posted In: Gallup, consumer confidence, Rhode Island, Jobs