"Our economy's gain of 1,700 jobs is welcome news but we still have significant room for improvement," Governor Raimondo said. "This week alone, I have seen some of our initiatives at work. I met a young woman who is pursuing a career at Electric Boat. In the coming years, thousands more will join her. We highlighted the upcoming expansion of another local company - Alexion. With so many workers and families still trying to gain their footing in this evolving economy, I will continue to focus on putting people back to work by strengthening our schools, matching people's skills with employers' needs, and making it cheaper and easier to do business here."