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Quonset opens fully renovated Pier 2

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Following a six-year renovation process, Quonset's Pier 2 is complete, with enhanced capabilities to service cargo ships and the offshore wind...

Shortage of industrial sites has R.I. taking steps to help

When it comes to available industrial sites in Rhode Island, the list is rather short. State commerce officials say the vacancy rate is running at...
A NEW R.I. COMMERCE secretary is expected to be announced June 27.

New R.I. commerce secretary to be announced June 27

PROVIDENCE – A new state secretary of commerce is expected to be announced by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on June 27, McKee spokesperson Matt...

R.I. Ready program announces first 4 sites for industrial development

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Four industrial sites are set to host new or scaled-up businesses after receiving approval from the Rhode Island Ready program, the...

Five Questions With: Steven J. King

The Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown recently welcomed new companies to its flex industrial campus, including Survitec, a United Kingdom-based company that makes...
STATE OFFICIALS introduced Wednesday the new $40 million statewide Rhode Island Ready economic development initiative designed to prepare sites to host new companies and bring new jobs to the state.

$40M Rhode Island Ready economic-development initiative unveiled

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the last decade, Quonset Business Park’s site-readiness program has created more than 3,500 jobs and approximately $682 million in private...
BOXED OUT: French Confection owners Karen Mauprivez, left, and Xavier Mauprivez, center, help Taylor Brendlinger of Portsmouth with her order, including one of their popular Yule logs, at their Middletown bakery. Ordering specialized boxes for the cakes and other supplies has been a problem this year. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

CHAIN REACTION: Supply snags deliver blow to R.I. businesses

With cycling’s popularity surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand has been sky high at Providence-based outerwear company Cleverhood LLC. That’s because the company designs and...
SNAPPED UP: Warehouse space is hard to come by lately, and that was illustrated by this recently completed flex building at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The space has already been leased by two businesses that will use the building for warehousing and other purposes. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Companies on desperate search for warehouses

Businesses looking for a warehouse in Rhode Island might be searching for a long time because the exploding growth of online retail has spurred...
EVOLVING DISTRICT: The $20 million Providence River Pedestrian Bridge completed in 2019 is part of the changing landscape in the I-195 Redevelopment District. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Sky has been limit for R.I. developers

REAL ESTATE Real estate has taken center stage in Rhode Island as a form of economic development. After a slow start, the long-vacant I-195 Redevelopment District...
MOTOR VEHICLES ARE unloaded on Pier 1 at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown in early 2019. Port officials say the number of imports has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

At Quonset port, supply chain problems of a different kind

Major ports around the country are jammed with ships carrying products and materials waiting to be delivered to their final destinations, but Rhode Island’s...
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