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Quonset at a Glance

Compiled by Matthew Kleyla

Read more about Quonset Business Park in our Fall 2013 feature story, “King of Quonset”

Quonset by the numbers:

3,207 total acres–a premier business park in Rhode Island

1,866 acres for public use (includes protected open space, golf course, four beaches, bike path, and Quonset State Airport)
1,341 acres for private development
288 acres still available across 36 panels

175 companies on site

9,500 full- and part-time jobs
3,000 new jobs since 2005

$317 million in private investment since 2005

$665 million in federal and state investment since 1980 (including $100 million plus for environmental clean up)
$956.5 million in income for Rhode Island households in 2011 ($397.7 direct earnings; $558.8 induced earnings)
$25.5 million in income tax revenues for Rhode Island in 2011

What is the Port of Davisville?

Located within Quonset Business Park, it is Rhode Island’s only public port. It is, technically speaking, a terminal in the Port of Providence U.S. Customs District. The port has consistently been one of the top ten auto importers in North America. More than 172,000 autos shopped to the port in 2012, and an additional 41,000 autos arrived by rail. The biggest auto day in Davisville’s history was when 4,100 autos arrived on December 19, 2012.

New Arrivals at Quonset Include:

Gateway Office Building
150 MT Mobile Harbor Crane
Wide World of Indoor Sports
Electric Boat High Bay Building Expansion
Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s new vessel Ava Pearl
Toray Plastics Solar Array–the largest renewable energy project of its kind in the state
Rhode Island Air National Guard Control Tower
Rhode Island Army National Guard Hanger
Marriott TownePlace Suites

Coming Soon to Quonset:

Electric Boat Coating Building
New Fast Ferry Docks
Additional Gateway Office Building

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