The motion picture and television industry supported 1,259 direct jobs and 448 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 10,844 direct jobs and 21,365 jobs in total.
Local television supported 4,400 jobs.
Local radio supported 2,500 jobs.
The app economy supported 15,550 jobs in the computing workforce.
$55.88 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$19.58 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $93,547.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $1.573 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $2.10 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $1.18 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 8,126
Visual Arts Total: 2,019
Performing Arts Total: 1,011
Sound Recording Total: 1,484
Literary Works: 3,612
Creative Community By the Numbers
5 video gaming companies
23 local commercial radio stations
4 local commercial television stations
745 music publishers and 2,780 songwriters
26 newspapers publications
800 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Rhode Island:
Meredith Veira, talk show host
Pauly D, tv personality
Elisabeth Hasselbck, tv personality
The top 5 Rhode Island daily newspapers by circulation are The Providence Journal, The Reminder, The Valley Breeze-Cumberland/Lincoln Edition, The Valley Breeze-North Smithfield/Woonsocket, and The Newport Daily News.
Hasboro’s and Playskool’s headquarters are in Pawtucket, RI.