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Leading Employers

Providence, Rhode Island at the turn of the 20th century was the most prosperous city in the United States. Free enterprise seeded a forest of new companies which remain among the state’s leading employers today. 

Facts

• There are 20 RI companies on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies
 
• Rhode Island is home to CVS, the largest drug store chain in the US
 
• Rhode Island based Hasbro is the second largest toy maker in the U.S.
 
• IGT (formerly GTECH), headquartered in RI is the world’s leading gaming technology and services company
 
• Source: Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University