Governor Chafee and QDC Board Set To Welcome Greencore USA, and Nearly 400 Jobs, to Quonset Business Park

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Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-foot facility, which would house more than 390 employees. The new facility could also be expanded another 40,000 square feet, positioning Greencore to employ more than 600 people at Quonset at full build out. 

“This is a good day for Rhode Island, and another indication of how investing in our state assets can help create more jobs and propel our economy in the right direction,” Governor Chafee said. “I commend Greencore for bringing a growing company here, and we look forward to showing the world how our resources and workforce can help a company achieve great success.” 

Under the terms of the proposed agreement, Greencore will construct a new facility on a 15-acre parcel that is part of Quonset’s Site-Readiness program. The QDC has completed all the permitting and engineering that a developer would have to conduct as 

part of “due diligence” in order to get a project under way. The success of the Site Readiness program is due in part to the collaboration with various state agencies, including the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Coastal  

Resources Management Council (CRMC) who were instrumental in securing all the baseline permits that a new business would need to develop the parcel. As a result, Greencore will be able to break ground on their facility by May 1 of this year...