R.I. Commerce moving ahead on land purchase near Port of Providence

VOTERS IN 2016 authorized up to $20 million to expand the footprint of the Port of Providence, shown in this aerial photo. The state recently voted to pursue negotiations on land in an as-yet undisclosed location. / COURTESY PROVPORT INC.
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is moving ahead on the purchase of land to add to the Port of Providence, an effort authorized by state voters in November 2016 when they approved up to $20 million in bonds. The R.I. Commerce board voted Oct. 26 to authorize its staff to negotiate to acquire land…

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