SENEDIA is the lead for the Real Jobs Rhode Island Defense Industry Partnership grant.
To facilitate collaborative, rapid development of innovative undersea and maritime technology.
To create heightened, timely awareness of cybersecurity threats and mitigation strategies.
The RI Defense Cluster is strategically important to the economy of Rhode Island. It is an innovative and high-tech sector that contributes to economic growth and generates high-paying jobs. Read the report here: Economic Impact of the RI Defense Cluster – August 2017 – FINAL
Highlights from the report:
7.6% RI GDP – $4.3 Billion
6.2% RI total employment
~30K RI total jobs supported
Multiplier: 100 RI defense jobs support 119 community jobs
Highest RI wage sector: average salary:$70k private/$92k public