Question 7: Infrastructure Bond to Spur R.I. Economy
Quonset Business Park and the Port of Davisville have been models of economic success for decades, supporting thousands of jobs and billions in household income each year for Rhode Island families. Next Tuesday, March 2nd, Rhode Island voters have the opportunity to build on that success by voting “Yes” on Question 7. This $60 million investment in the state’s economic future will support infrastructure improvements at the Port of Davisville while also bringing Quonset’s successful “site readiness” program for growing new business to every city and town in Rhode Island.

Business, government, and community leaders have all expressed their support for Question 7- including General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea. But that support alone will not be enough – your vote is critical. See below for up-to-date voting deadlines: 

• Wednesday, February 10: Early in-person voting period begins
• Monday, March 1: Early in-person voting period ends at 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 2: Special Referenda Election, polls open

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Quonset and RIPTA Partner to Continue
Public Transit for Employees
The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced the extension of the Quonset Express commuter bus program with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority recently. This free service brings Quonset employees from downtown Providence to multiple stops within the Quonset Business Park. The renewed agreement will run through June 2022. Click here to view the latest Quonset Express bus schedule. 

“It is essential that Quonset Business Park remains accessible to the over 12,000 employees who commute here every day from across Rhode Island,” said Steven J. King, managing director of Quonset Development Corporation. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with RIPTA and seeing more Rhode Islanders take advantage of the Quonset Express.”

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Annual Report Highlights
Continued Growth at Quonset in 2020
Despite the economic challenges posed by the pandemic in 2020, Quonset Business Park had a strong year. The details are in QDC’s 2020 Annual Report which is now available on our website. A few highlights:

  • Quonset Business Park companies now employ over 12,200 people, adding 180 new jobs in 2020. 
  • Quonset added two major new companies in 2020:
  • Infinity Meat Solutions, which provides pre-packaged meats to Stop and Shop locations across the Northeast and;
  • The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration, whose team of 26 employees designs, builds and operates robotic platforms that explore the most extreme underwater environments on the planet, sharing their discoveries with the public through video. 
  • QDC leased 86,661 sf of new building space.
  • QDC commenced 89,496 sf of new building projects. 
  • Private companies invested $187.6 million at Quonset Business Park.

The QDC team is proud to have continued as Rhode Island’s leading engine of economic development and job creation throughout the pandemic. 

To read the full Annual Report, click here.
Quonset Business Park Ranked as One of
Top Industrial Parks in the U. S.
Business Facilities Magazine recently released their 2020 annual rankings, including the leading industrial parks. Quonset Business Park was ranked the 6th best Industrial Park in the entire country, alongside large industrial sites in Nevada, Illinois and Texas. 

The 2020 ranking considered industrial parks offering available sites in prime locations, parks that are master-planned and those offering world-class infrastructure to companies. 

“The QDC team is excited to be included on a list of top industrial parks in America,” said QDC Managing Director Steven J. King. “Our team has worked hard to make Quonset one of the leading business parks in the nation, which now employs 12,200 people at over 200 companies and hosts 1 of every 6 manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island.”

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