Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Gets the Details on Quonset’s Visionary Wind Energy Proposal
Quonset‘s ambitious plan to make Narragansett Bay the center of the off-shore wind industry in the northeast United States was on the agenda for the Greater Providence Chamber’s Transportation Committee yesterday. The Quonset Development Corporation’s (QDC) proposal envisions investing federal infrastructure funds at the Port of Davisville in order to preserve existing international port business, while positioning Rhode Island to take advantage of the opportunities for economic growth and environmental stewardship presented by off-shore wind.

QDC Managing Director Steven J. King, P.E. provided the group with a broad overview of activity at the Business Park. Quonset’s $78.5 million infrastructure proposal would preserve nearly 1,700 existing jobs at Davisville while supporting the creation of 1,100 new jobs in the off-shore wind and marine shipping industries. Construction activity at the Port would immediately create hundreds of jobs in supporting industries. 

"The QDC has a goal to bring transformational change to Rhode Island,” King told the group. “Offshore wind presents a great opportunity for the future of the state's economy.”

To view Quonset’s proposal, click here.
Coming This Fall: Quonset’s Flex Industrial Campus Offering New Spaces for Growing Businesses
If the past year has taught us anything in business, it’s the importance of staying flexible. This fall, QDC will provide more top-of-the-line flex industrial campus spaces, ranging between 2,000 to 8,000 square feet (some larger pre-construction units can be up to 40,000 s/f). They are perfect for a variety of uses such as workshops and light manufacturing.  

Open for business in 2017, Quonset’s successful flex industrial campus has offered modern spaces for New England businesses looking to grow but aren’t equipped to renovate or to do a complete build-out. 

The newest flex industrial building will provide businesses easy access to interstate highways between New York and Boston, Quonset’s own freight rail service and the countless other amenities the park has to offer. Contact the Quonset staff for more information by clicking here

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Quonset Ranked One of America’s
Top Business Parks
Quonset Business Park‘s location in the smallest state in the nation doesn’t mean we don't pack a manufacturing punch! The Business Park was recently ranked the 6th best industrial park in America by Business Facilities Magazine.

Quonset’s world-class infrastructure, location in the heart of the Northeast and public amenities designed to attract the best talent are just three reasons why Quonset is generating national acclaim.  

To learn more about this national recognition, read QDC Managing Director Steven J. King P.E. 's monthly column in the New England Real Estate Journal

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Can Do! Seabees Reunite at Quonset for 30th Reunion
The Navy Construction Battalion, called the “Fighting Seabees”, was established at Quonset in 1941. Since then, the Seabees’ special skills have been instrumental in every major conflict, where they have been responsible for building much of the temporary and permanent infrastructure at U.S. military installations around the world. 

Veterans of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (MCB-7) recently celebrated their 30th reunion with 96 members of the battalion in Rhode Island. The group toured Mystic Seaport, visited the Watch Hill Lighthouse and the Seabee Museum located at Quonset Business Park. 

“The Seabees ‘Can Do’ legacy continues to be an inspiration for the QDC team every day,” said QDC Managing Director Steven J. King, P.E. 

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Expanding Transportation Options to Quonset  
Quonset’s investment in the free Quonset Express bus service, bringing workers from Providence and Pawtucket to Quonset Business Park is paying off for people across Rhode Island. Since adding Pawtucket to the service in 2019, ridership has increased steadily to now serve 100 people per week. 

The Quonset Express will remain a free pilot program through June 2022. 

“The QDC team is excited to see the creation of a new program called 'Jobs to Travel' designed to bring even more Rhode Islanders from Woonsocket and Central Falls to Quonset for the jobs here,” said Chelsea Siefert, QDC's Director of Planning and Development. “The Quonset Express and 'Jobs to Travel' programs can open the door to opportunity at the Business Park.” 

To learn more about job openings at the Business Park, visit www.QuonsetJobs.com.

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