Welcome to Rhode Island!
Though commercial fishing is important to the state’s economy, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry, based on services, trade and finance, is a huge contributor. Tourism and gambling are also important. The beaches and harbors of Rhode Island make it a huge draw for fisherman and sailing enthusiasts. Favored by the climate, these outdoor activities contribute greatly to the economy of the State.
Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island’s climate includes even distribution of precipitation throughout the four seasons. There are great differences in the climate during the same season of different years. Changeability of weather is to be expected.
No matter what your taste, the “Ocean State” offers something for everyone. Come to Rhode Island and experience the excitement of the city along with the relaxation of a country setting. The fishing, swimming at more than 100 beaches, camping, and old fashioned clambakes make Rhode Island’s an outdoor paradise.
Major cities in Rhode Island include Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, and Coventry.