Rhode Island

A big part of the working capital that helps Rhode Island open its doors, invest in new projects and grow its workforce comes from long-term investments by life insurers. Our companies have invested $19 billion in Rhode Island’s economy with mortgage loans, bond purchases for affordable housing and financing for education. We are here to strengthen communities and businesses across the Ocean State.

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  • $16 billion in stocks and bonds that help finance business development and create new jobs
  • $3 billion in real estate, loans and other investments
  • $764 million in mortgage loans on farms, residential, and commercial property

Investing in Education
Life insurers have invested more than $41 million in bonds for education, including a $10 million investment in the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority. RISLA is a non-profit, quasi-state authority that has been providing affordable higher education solutions since 1981.


Investing in Apartment/ Multifamily
The industry has invested $172 million in mortgage loans for apartments and multi-family units across the state, helping more individuals and families call Rhode Island “home.”


Investing in Residential
More than $83 million in financing for residential homes in the Providence and Warwick metropolitan areas has come from life insurers.


Investing in Affordable Housing
Life insurers have invested $106 million in bonds for affordable housing, mainly with the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, which helps low and moderate-income residents own homes by offering low interest mortgages.


Investing in Infrastructure
Life insurers have invested nearly $62 million in transportation and utilities through purchases of bonds issued by the state's Turnpike and Bridge Authority, the Narragansett Bay Commission and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, among other agencies.


Investing in Retail
By providing $117 million in retail mortgage loans, life insurers play a role in boosting employment in Rhode Island. The National Retail Federation says that 25 percent of jobs are supported by the retail industry in the state.