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The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) and its sister organization the Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute (RIMI; aka makeRI), are the unified voices of manufacturers throughout Rhode Island for legislative and regulatory issues, economic development, and education / workforce development.  We stand committed:

To the resurgence and sustained growth of manufacturing throughout Rhode Island

To move Rhode Island into the top half among states nationwide in terms of manufacturing competitiveness

To ensuring our companies have a workforce that will allow them to compete effectively in the 21st century and beyond 


News & Events Blueprint for Manufacturing
December 4, 2015

RIMA Supports Renewal of Pro-Investment Tax Policies
September 21, 2015

RIMA Announces Manufacturing Day 2015 Event
September 21, 2015

RIMA Announces RI Manufacturing Week Kickoff Reception
September 14, 2015

Real Jobs RI Manufacturing Focus Groups
September 1, 2015

RIMA's Opposition to Deepwater Wind
August 31, 2015

PBN 5Q: Chris Matteson; RIMA Deputy Director on Workforce Development
May 9, 2015

2015 Energy Forum - April 2 & 3
March 12, 2015

RIMA Signs on in Support of Perkins Funding
March 12, 2015

Trade Group Connecting Workers to Jobs
January 24, 2015

RIMA's 2015 Legislative Priorities
January 15, 2015

RIMA's 2015 Legislative Priorities
January 2, 2015

Competitions for Manufacturing Innovation Hubs and Apprenticeship Grants
December 11, 2014

Rhode Island EB-5 Regional Center Receives Approval
December 8, 2014

RIMA Signs on to Constitution Pipeline Support Letter
October 29, 2014

NE Tech Receives DOL Training Grant
September 29, 2014

RI Manufacturing Center Concept Becoming Reality
September 24, 2014

September 19, 2014

Manufacturers Eager to Break Down Stereotypes
September 15, 2014

RIMA's Bill McCourt Participates in Channel 10's Town Meeting
August 27, 2014

RIMA Awarded Innovative Grant
June 27, 2014

Career & Tech Education -- RIMA Initiates Legislation
June 7, 2014

New Website Helps RI Manufacturers Find Buyers and Sellers
May 21, 2014

Rhode Island Manufacturers Join Dream It. Do It. Network
May 15, 2014

Improving the Economy Requires Rigorous Education Standards
May 1, 2014

STEAM Summit RI - The Launch
March 3, 2014

McCourt Speaks Out About High School Graduation Requirements
February 11, 2014

Re-Coupling IRC Section 199
January 31, 2014

Governors Workforce Board Incumbent Worker Training Grants
January 28, 2014

RIMA Hires Workforce / Career Coordinator
January 27, 2014

Providence Business News: Cogs in RI Manufacturing Machine
January 25, 2014

Champlin Foundations Grant Will Be Used To Upgrade CCRI's Machining Lab
January 16, 2014

RIMA's 2014 Legislative Agenda
December 26, 2013

5 Reasons Electric Prices in New England Are Set to Spike This Winter
November 26, 2013

RIMA Co-Hosting 3D Printing Seminar at Bryant
November 18, 2013

Office of Regulatory Reform Period Two Report
November 5, 2013

RI Manufacturing Renaissance Gala is Huge Success
October 23, 2013

Manufacturing Event Showcases CCRI's Mfg Labs
October 11, 2013

RIMA Manufacturing Renaissance Gala Goes Green
October 9, 2013

Rhode Island Awarded Manufacturing Grant
September 26, 2013

RIMA to Co-Host CLG Meeting on September 25th
September 3, 2013

RIMA 2013 Renaissance Gala Support Opportunities
August 21, 2013

RIMA in the News with Collaboration Circles
July 22, 2013

Making Manufacturing A Priority Will Yield Great Rewards
July 20, 2013

Help for RI Manufacturers
July 8, 2013

RI Tax Changes from 2013 Legislative Session
July 5, 2013

Energy Tips from Constellation
July 2, 2013

July 1, 2013

Final Push for RI Legislative Issues
June 25, 2013

House Finance Committee Approves 2014 State Budget
June 19, 2013

RIMA Supports Bi-Weekly Pay Legislation
June 10, 2013

Don’t Write Off the Manufacturing Renaissance Just Yet
June 7, 2013

Rhode Island Manufacturing Renaissance Project
May 21, 2013

Business Coalition Supports Commissioner Gist
May 7, 2013

RI House Committee on Small Business
April 9, 2013

Manufacturing 1000 – Rhode Island Manufacturing Renaissance Project
March 14, 2013

Why Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning To America For The First Time In Decades
March 2, 2013

Five Myths About Manufacturing Jobs
February 20, 2013

RIMA Supports American Jobs for America’s Heroes
February 15, 2013

NAM Launches Growth Agenda for Manufacturing Resurgence
February 14, 2013

RIMA's 2013 Legislative Outline
January 30, 2013

Economic Development Tools for RI's Growth
January 25, 2013

Governor's FY 2014 Budget Proposal
January 17, 2013

Rhode Island's Economic Competitiveness Rankings
January 15, 2013

Action Alert: Take 60 seconds to help rid RI of the Master Lever
January 9, 2013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
January 2, 2013

Why The Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Creating New Opportunities
December 26, 2012

The Insourcing Boom
December 21, 2012

Keystone XL Pipeline Letter to President Obama
December 19, 2012

Congress Remains Gridlocked with Fiscal Cliff Fast Approaching
December 13, 2012

Reinvent RI: In manufacturing here, wages rise, jobs plummet
November 23, 2012

RIMA Renaissance Movement Gala
October 25, 2012

Chafee Announces Accelerated Regulation Review Plan
September 18, 2012

August Update
August 23, 2012

RIMA / NAM Adamantly Opposes Job-Killing Affordable Care Act
July 12, 2012

Skyrocketing Health Care Costs to Continue for Manufacturers
June 28, 2012

House Finance Releases FY2013 Budget Proposal
June 1, 2012

National Update
May 18, 2012

Annual Meeting Follow Up
May 14, 2012

March 28, 2012

March 8, 2012

February 28, 2012

February 16, 2012

January 31, 2012

RI State House 'Goes Green' for RIMA's 2012 'Golden Moment for Rhode Island Manufacturing'
November 5, 2011

October 24, 2011

June 21, 2011

RI Manufacturing Workforce Summit

Best Practices for the
Manufacturing Industry
Wednesday, March 9th
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rhode Island College; Providence
Click here for more info

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RI Manufacturers Take the Hill

Show Legislators and State Leaders
Who You Are and What You Make
Wednesday, April 6th
2:30 - 5:00 pm
State House Rotunda; Providence
Click here for more info

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Save the Date

 RIMA Annual Meeting 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


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 GWB Manufacturing Industry Partnership

 Second Tuesday Each Month


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Real Jobs RI Manufacturing Efforts

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Featured Member


An Initiative of the RI Mfg Institute

 Inspiring Youth with Dream It. Do It.


RI Mfg Renaissance Collaborative

Connecting Buyers and Sellers

Identifying and Highlighting the Capabilities of all RI Manufacturers





All across Rhode Island there are exciting stories about the rebirth of manufacturing.  Many need to realize how industry has transformed over the years and understand the significance of growing and maintaining a strong manufacturing base.  We are a critical component of our state’s economic recovery.

Together we will continue the transformation.


Slater Mill: Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution


RIMA Current Project List

makeRI   [Manufacturing Skills Initiative]

GWB RI Manufacturing Industry Partnership

Real Jobs RI Manufacturing Programs

Rhode Island Business Coalition

RI Manufacturing Collaborative

STEAMengine: RI Design & Mfg Center

RI Career & Tech Education Board & Trust

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs

Composites Cluster with RI Marine Trades Assoc.


Call 401.751.0160 or email rima@mfgri.com for additional details or to get involved 

RI Manufacturing Week


Click here for 2014 RI Activities

Mark Your Calendar -- Oct 2, 2015



The Time Has Come
It was a different era, but less than thirty years ago, the United States was the world’s unchallenged economic leader. Rhode Island’s industrial sector played an important role in that leadership.
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The Bottom Line
Membership in the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association delivers tangible benefits to your bottom line.
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