Composites Alliance of Rhode Island | Business Services
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Business Services

These Rhode Island organizations make up a valuable network of business services that you can tap to get expert advice and information on a wide range of         issues—from workforce development, to legislative and regulatory matters, to strategies for sustainable business growth.

  • The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering studies how composite materials behave in extreme environments utilizing specialized equipment and laboratories. The school also partners with the government and private industry in their research.

Polaris MEP, a division of the URI Research Foundation and funded by NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) guides RI manufacturers to sustainable growth, innovative technology strategies and cost efficient operations.  They can help your business create new products for more markets, leverage the University of RI’s business and technical capabilities to grow your business, cultivate a skilled manufacturing workforce, compete globally with cost efficient processes and supply chain optimization and make industry connections to invigorate your growth.

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA)–and its sister organization, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute (RIMI; aka makeRI)–are the voice of manufacturers in Rhode Island for legislative and regulatory issues, economic development, and education/workforce development.  

Connect with Commerce RI Business Services to learn about the resources and expert advice that will help you grow and manage your business.