Welcome to Northern Rhode Island! Rhode Island is one of the United States most accessible states of all 50 states primarily due to our close proximity to our neighboring states. Boston is less than 50 miles away from our northern border, Hartford is less than 50 miles from our southern border and New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and other New England cities are very accessible from Rhode Island.
Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State is the smallest (only 1200 square miles) of all 50 states and is densely populated and highly industrialized. There are very rural areas of Rhode Island as well as booming metropolis areas in Providence and Newport.
Rich in history, Rhode Island was the last state to declare independence from Great Britain in May 1776 and our active preservation societies have ensured that the most historic landmarks throughout the state will endure for decades to come.
Whether you are looking to live, work or visit Rhode Island, the links to the left will help guide you on your journey. Your Chamber of Commerce is here to provide access to resources for you.
Welcome to the Ocean State, enjoy your stay!
RI Department of Labor and Training