RI Awarded $1.5M for defense manufacturing initiative

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model for expanding the state’s defense manufacturing base.

Manufacturing to give economy a fresh push into 2014

By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Manufacturers likely ended 2013 by posting a seventh month of growth, which probably will help fuel a pickup in the broad economy and hiring in the new year, economists say. Story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/manufacturing-to-finish-2013-on-strong-note-2013-12-29?siteid=bulletrss&utm_source=PBN+Master+List+-+All+Subscribers&utm_campaign=b953cc75fd-2013_1230_call12_29_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0e86591c9b-b953cc75fd-40334485.