Report: Davisville, Newport, Providence ports can grow

CAPTAIN John Betz, a port pilot for the Port of Los Angeles, right, checks for other ship traffic on the bridge of the
CAPTAIN John Betz, a port pilot for the Port of Los Angeles, right, checks for other ship traffic on the bridge of the "Yang Ming Plum" container ship as it approaches its berth in San Pedro, Calif. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO TIM RUE
PROVIDENCE – A three-year study by a special legislative commission recommends the state create a marketing program to grow the economy of its seaports at Providence, Davisville in North Kingstown and Newport. If its recommendations are enacted, the commission estimates the ports would generate an additional 1,000 jobs, $70 million in personal income, $127 million…
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