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Welcome to Rhode Island General Assembly Ocean State page. This page was developed to provide you with a never-ending source of links to places, people and events, all in the State of Rhode Island.

The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America and home of the nation's first textile mill at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is brimming with economic development activity to overcome the sluggish New England economy and to position the state and its people for the global marketplace of the 21st Century. Click and see how the U.S. Navy is doubling personnel and investment at its high-tech Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Middletown and catch up on the latest business news by stopping by The Providence Business News, a respected, well-written weekly business newspaper.

On this link, you can take a photo tour of the Ivy League campus of Brown University, the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the nation. From College Hill on the East Side of Providence, click on the University of Rhode Island, flagship of the state's post-secondary educational system and home of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, which enjoys an international reputation. Halfway down the list, you will find the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), which provides thousands of Rhode Islanders -young and old- with and excellent and affordable undergraduate college education at three main campuses and satellite locations around the state.

From the fabled mansions of Newport to the magnificent white marble State House of McKim, Mead & White design in Providence, Rhode Island is a treasure house of history, architecture, and natural beauty. It is a small wonder that in 2004 more than 16 million tourists visited the "Ocean State" and its 400 miles of splendid coastline, stretching from the Mohegan Bluffs of Block Island in the Atlantic Ocean, to the beaches of the South County coast, and the islands and shoreline of Narragansett Bay

By clicking on the JOBNet link, you will be able to post your resume free on the Internet, or browse the latest job opportunities at Brown University. The home page of the Rhode Island Department of Employment and Training will connect you to employment opportunities listed with the R.I. Job Bank and to "Resume Builder", which will assist you in creating or improving your resume. Discover how to "Be All You Can Be" on the Army Recruiting link.

Many know that Rhode Island is the home of The Providence Journal-Bulletin, one of the most respected and successful metropolitan daily newspapers in the country. What isn't as widely known is that the Ocean State has other newspapers and media outlets with a long histories of serving local communities from Westerly to Woonsocket and from Pawtucket to Newport. This link will tell you all you want to know, and more, about the local Rhode Island media - from small-town weeklies, to local "talk-show" radio personalities and cable television outlets, as well "who's who" on the three commercial television stations affiliated with the national networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC.

Since 1899, "The Independent Man" - an 11-foot, bronze statue - has watched over the affairs of State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and its people from his lofty perch atop that State House dome. No better symbol can be found to describe the tradition of local government that still flourishes in the fiercely independent 39 cities and towns that make up the Ocean State. Here you will meet some of the people, departments, and agencies that make up Rhode Island government, from the impressive State House in Providence to the quaint town halls in places like Little Compton and Burrillville.

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