Economic & Business Initiatives Lieutenant Governor Matos is committed to working with businesses of all sizes in the State of Rhode Island. She is a strong supporter of helping businesses grow from ideation to scaling their ventures. Rhode Island is home to thousands of small businesses, but we are also home to CVS Health, Hasbro, Citizens Bank, Amica Mutual Insurance, FM Global, and Textron, to name a few. OUR VISION To support businesses at all levels to compete, grow, and to spur investment and new business development in the State of Rhode Island. OUR MISSION We believe that Rhode Island is a great place to start and grow a business. We work with our partners at Commerce RI, state agencies, the Small Business Administration, and local municipalities to advocate, foster, and develop relationships with current and new business developers locally, regionally, and internationally. We will achieve this end through the Lieutenant Governor’s International Economic Ambassadors Program, Small Business Town Halls, and the Small Business Advocacy Council.