As a small city, Newport has a rich culture, history, and vibrant natural features with a diverse urban population, and seasonal tourist influx.
Newport is the location of several large institutions, including the U.S. Naval Base Newport and its 50 service sectors, including the United States Naval War College. Additionally, the City is home to the Newport Hospital, Salve Regina University, and the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS). These institutions are among Newport's larger employers.