Investing in success at the Port of Davisville

 In her State of the State this February, governor Gina Raimondo said “First class jobs go to places with first class infrastructure.” We could not agree more. Here at the Quonset Business Park our world class infrastructure is why we, along with the Port of Davisville, have been key drivers of economic and job growth for Rhode Island for many years.

Recognizing the need to invest in the Port of Davisville’s success, governor Raimondo introduced a $70 million bond proposal in her state budget last week to modernize and reconstruct Pier 2 at the Port of Davisville. Built in 1956, the pier had a design life of 50 years. The investment would solidify Davisville’s position as the premiere marine commercial gateway to New England by adding an additional 50 years to the pier’s useful life. Most importantly, it would preserve hundreds of jobs in the maritime sector and keep Rhode Island competitive with other ports in the region.

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