Establishing Rhode Island as a worldwide leader in the marine trades is RIMTA’s ultimate goal. To do that, we help each member company be successful — so once you join RIMTA, you have a strong ally in achieving success for your business.
Read more here about the benefits of being a RIMTA member.
Have a Voice
RIMTA advocates for a healthy business climate through our Legislative Committee and the lobbying firm we work with. Together they monitor pending legislation and keep lawmakers educated about our industry’s impact on the state’s economy so favorable legislation stays in place. RIMTA represents a block of over 1700 marine-trades companies that tally $2.65 billion in gross sales, so when RIMTA speaks, policymakers listen. Being part of our advocacy efforts is one of the greatest benefits of RIMTA membership. Learn more here.
Build Your Workforce
RIMTA membership buys you access to our workforce-development expertise. Looking for funding to train your workers? Need to hire entry-level talent? RIMTA can help; learn more here. RIMTA is a national innovator in building the marine-trades workforce; in 2018, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas tapped the RIMTA staff to create a national, industry-wide business plan. Read more about the plan and the actionable steps you can take to build a better workforce.