What was the major industry in Rhode Island?
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Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island was strategically located in relation to the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. Hence, maritime trade became an important industry to colonial Rhode Island. Shipbuilding was the first major industry in the area. Fishing was also important to the economy of the colony.
Health services are Rhode Island's largest industry. Second is tourism, supporting 39,000 jobs, with tourism-related sales at $3.26 billion in the year 2000. The third-largest industry is manufacturing. Its industrial outputs are fashion jewelry, fabricated metal products, electrical equipment, machinery, shipbuilding and boatbuilding. Rhode Island's agricultural outputs are nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products and eggs.