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Business, industry flourishing at Quonset

November 11, 2011

Photo by Martha Smith

Trawlers owned by Seafreeze, located at the tip of Quonset Point, target squid, mackerel, butterfish and herring for fast freezing.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Quick! List everything you can think of that’s located at Quonset Point.

Okay, Electric Boat. Then what?

“There is a perception,” says Steven J. King, managing director of the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC), “that there are thousands of acres at Quonset and what the hell are we doing with it?”
The answer is: quite a lot.

In Rhode Island, where the economy is notoriously bleak even among the nation’s other 49 states, Quonset is a ray of sunshine. It is the good news that people want to read in the newspaper but many have no clue that the place is prospering – or what is actually going on.

This geographic triangle that juts into Narragansett Bay is undergoing a complete transformation. After limping along for years when the Navy moved out, Quonset/Davisville is a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Each stage of its development is carefully planned with an eye toward attracting a blend of enterprises including offices, warehouse and distribution centers, marine construction, light and general manufacturing and importing.

The park also offers such recreational space as the Town of North Kingstown’s 18-hole golf-course set on 138 acres, four public beaches, a bike path and a marina. There’s even a daycare facility.

For more information pick up a copy of the Standard Times

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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