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Steven J. King

Quonset preps for post-pandemic economy

Quonset Business Park continues to be a bustling hub of activity, despite the challenging economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the leading engine...
OPENING THE GATE: Deepwater Wind LLC completed the Block Island Wind Farm, pictured, in 2016. In June, the first utility-scale wind farm, an 84-turbine project called Vineyard Wind proposed off Martha’s Vineyard, received a favorable preliminary analysis from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, paving the way for future wind farms to begin ­spinning. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND LLC

State must keep investing to reap offshore wind benefits

For a dozen years the economic and environmental promise of wind energy has alternately tantalized and frustrated Rhode Island leaders. The state’s early bet on...
FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...

Auto imports at Port of Davisville break record by mid-Oct.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Port of Davisville has already broken its auto import record this year, importing 242,568 automobiles by Oct. 18, the Quonset...
AUTO IMPORTS at the Port of DAvisville broke the previous record set in 2018 by mid October this year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Auto imports at Port of Davisville break record by mid-Oct.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Port of Davisville has already broken its auto import record this year, importing 242,568 automobiles by Oct. 18, the Quonset...

Many can take a bow for Quonset’s success

The Quonset Business Park has been the leading engine of Rhode Island’s economic growth and job creation for years and continues to grow and...
Stefan Pryor

R.I. leader in energy economy

In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...
LARGER SPACE: Edesia, a maker of food products for customers such as UNICEF that ship goods overseas to feed malnourished children, outgrew its original facility in Providence and made the move to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown in 2016, opening an 83,000-square-foot, high-tech factory. From left, Executive Director Maria Kasparian, founder and CEO Navyn Salem and HMI Controller Jorge Campos work in the factory.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

How much growth is left at Quonset?

Steven J. King rolls up in a company-issued sport utility vehicle to a graveled construction site in a wooded area, at the end of...
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...

Quonset port poised for more growth in 2019

Quonset is the leading engine of economic development in Rhode Island and home to more than 200 companies and nearly 12,000 full- and part-time...

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