The Cost of War
I know there’s no direct connection, but I couldn’t help but think of those complaints about the cost of the Iraq war to the state when I read this bit of rare positive news:
A California aerospace company is scouting locations in Rhode Island in order to open a facility to build armored boats by the end of the year.
Kelly Space & Technology is looking for a 20,000- to 30,000-square-foot building to accommodate manufacturing operations and engineering offices, according to chief executive officer Michael J. Gallo. The company has opened an office in Warwick near T.F. Green Airport and has one employee evaluating potential sites, Gallo said. …
… Gallo, a native of Fitchburg, Mass., also was drawn by Rhode Island’s expertise in the boat-building industry and the defense contractors in the state and nearby.
The company also was attracted by assistance from the state’s Business Innovation Factory, a nonprofit company that includes government officials and that seeks to support experimentation and innovation.