Quonset’s Visionary Wind Energy
Plan for the Port of Davisville
The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) recently submitted an historic proposal to the Rhode Island Foundation’s Make it Happen: Investing for Rhode Island’s Future initiative that would make Narragansett Bay the center for the off-shore wind industry in the northeast United States. QDC’s proposal envisions investing federal infrastructure funds at Quonset’s Port of Davisville in order to preserve existing global port business, while positioning Rhode Island to take advantage of the opportunities for economic growth and environmental stewardship presented by off-shore wind.

Quonset’s $78.5 million proposal would preserve nearly 1,700 existing jobs at the Port of 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 Rhode Island Foundation’s initiative was established to develop recommendations for spending $1 billion in new stimulus funding Rhode Island is projected to receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. The Foundation is soliciting ideas from the public as part of developing recommendations that will be shared with Gov. Dan McKee and leaders of the General Assembly prior to the end of September in order to inform their decisions.

Quonset’s proposal is available online at: www.Quonset.com/RI-Foundation.


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What's Up Newp.
Nearly 100 Rhode Islanders Attend
First Ever Quonset Job Fair
The QDC, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, hosted the first ever Quonset Job Fair on July 9th. 25 Quonset companies were in attendance to share hundreds of job openings across a variety of industries. QDC plans to host another job fair in the Fall.

Find more information about the wide variety of job openings at Quonset Business Park at www.QuonsetJobs.com

North Kingstown Independent
Now on YouTube, the Region’s Premier Business Park
 As the leading engine of economic development and job creation in Rhode Island, Quonset Business Park is ready to welcome new companies to join the 200+ businesses and 12,200 people who already call Quonset home. To spread the word, the QDC team has produced new video content for Quonset’s Youtube Channel highlighting the unique benefits of the Park. You can find these videos at www.QuonsetVideos.com.

Visit Quonset’s Youtube Channel to learn more about our state of the art Flex Industrial Campus, Quonset’s renewable energy focus, Quonset’s world-class transportation options and so much more.
Preparing Quonset’s
Infrastructure for the 21st Century
World class infrastructure requires more than reliability and efficiency in 2021, it must also be adaptable to our changing climate. Quonset is partnering with The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) to bring their framework for creating sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure to Quonset.

As a supported agency of the Institute, Quonset uses ISI’s Envision framework to assess the sustainability, resilience, and equity of civil infrastructure projects at the Park. This approach fosters collaboration and innovation among our fellow supported agencies. 

Kristin Kaczmarek-Andel (right), Principal Landscape Architect/Development Planner at QDC, is now a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENVSP) and will be leading QDC’s sustainability efforts, applying her expert training in the Envision framework to new projects at the park. 

Bikers End Cross Country Trip at Quonset Beach 
Former North Kingstown Town Planner Rich Kerbel and current Johnston Town Planner Thom Deller completed a cross country bike ride at Quonset last month! Their 3,436 mile ride helped raise money for the American Diabetes Association and the Africa Teacher Foundation. Read more about their journey in their blog:
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