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Connected Globally + Locally

Our location along the Northeast I-95 corridor makes for easy access to major metropolitan areas and to airports and shipping terminals that serve international markets. Our compact size, diverse demographics and concentrated networks offer the perfect laboratory for testing new products and business models.

Moving Around: Ports

Rhode Island’s ocean ports, the Port of Davisville and the Port of Providence, provide a compelling economic advantage for global traders.


Port of Davisville 

The Port of Davisville is Rhode Island's premier public port and gateway to markets throughout Southern New England. Strategically located near the mouth of Narragansett Bay, Davisville offers four berths and five terminals with over 58 acres of laydown and terminal storage. Davisville is one of the top ports handling auto imports and frozen seafood along the US East Coast. It recently completed $22.3 million in terminal improvements and purchased a 150 MT mobile harbor crane. The berths were recently dredged to 32 FTMLW. 


ProvPort is a privately owned marine terminal located in Providence and occupying about 105 acres along the Providence River. Its facilities include an “on-dock” rail system with three rail spurs, 20 acres of open lay down area and 300,000 feet of enclosed warehouse space. This warehouse facility includes an indoor rail spur, which is located adjacent to the pier face and on-dock rail lines. One of the busiest ports in America’s northeast, the Port of Providence has expanded capabilities including the recent addition and operation of two Liebherr 550 Mobile harbor cranes.


Rolling Around: Rails and More

Rail service is provided along the densely populated Northeast Corridor by Amtrak. The MBTA provides commuter rail service between Boston and Providence, with stops further south to T.F. Green Airport and Wickford Junction. Public bus service is provided by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Various privately operated bus lines service the airport. Zipcar and private car services are plentiful. 


Getting Around: Air

Travel + Leisure readers have once again voted T. F. Green Airport one of the best airports in the country. T.F. Green Airport was recently voted the 3rd best airport in the United States in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Poll. With its central location and easy highway access, the airport is a favorite of business and leisure travelers alike. This honor comes at a time when an Airport Improvement Program is underway to enhance safety areas and extend the length of the primary runway in order to accommodate larger aircraft and new service. The InterLink directly connects the airport with multi-modal forms of transportation, including trains, buses and rental vehicles.

T.F. Green Airport is the 3rd largest airport in New England and is served by Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue and American Airlines. International service includes TACV-Cabo Verde, Condor Airlines with seasonal service to Frankfurt, Germany and new service to the Azores on Azores Express. Cargo carriers at Green include Fed Ex and UPS. MBTA commuter rail service connects PVD to Boston. With its central location and easy highway access T.F. Green serves the southeastern New England region, including Providence and Newport, RI, Groton/New London, CT, Fall River, New Bedford and the Cape Cod region in Massachusetts.

Almost two-thirds (64%) of New England’s population lives within 75 miles of Green and 25% of the US population lives within 500 miles of the airport. In this dense corridor between Boston and New York there are 6 million people within a one hour drive; 10 million people within a 2 hour drive and 15 million people within a 3 hour drive. T.F. Green airport provides easy access to Newport, the Cape Cod region, Connecticut Casinos and other New England destinations.

T.F. Green

PVD has nonstop service to 12 of the 14 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSA’s) in the U.S. east of the Mississippi and direct rail access to another MSA, being Boston.  With 150 average daily flights, the airport offers nonstop and one stop service to and from many popular domestic and international markets. 

Airport Improvement

Green Airport is in the midst of an airport improvement program.  These safety and efficiency projects are scheduled to be completed in December 2017.  The enhancements to the runway will allow for longer haul flights including coast to coast and additional international service.

Rhode Island’s compact footprint means super-fast connectivity and broad coverage.

Broadband users in Rhode Island experience among the highest connection speeds measured among U.S. states, notably ranked in the top ten in the nation for download speed. In our state’s compact geography there are 19 broadband carriers doing business in Rhode Island. Combining that with the superior capacity of our many institutions of higher education, we are well ahead of the curve in broadband infrastructure.

Here are some important facts: As reported in Business Facilities Magazine's 11th Annual State Rankings Report in 2015, Rhode Island ranked 4th in the U.S. in the category of Broadband Leaders, namely digital infrastructure. Akamai Technologies in Q4 2013, ranked Rhode Island 8th in the nation in broadband speed. Rhode Island also ranked in the top 10 for broadband and high broadband connectivity. Rhode Island ranks 2nd in the U.S. for broadband adoption. Using U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) definitions, wireline (cable, fiber, DSL) broadband is available to 97% of Rhode Island businesses and residents and has 100% wireless broadband coverage. Most Rhode Island businesses have a choice of broadband providers many with 5 to 10 provider options when combining wireline and wireless offerings.

Broadband Case Studies by Jim Damicis of Camoin Associates


T.F. Green Airport was selected as the 4th best airport in the US by Travel and Leisure, ranked 1st for its accessible location and ranked 2nd for its smooth check in process. Condé Nast readers rated T.F. Green Airport the 3rd best airport in America and the best airport in New England. The airport is a favorite of business and leisure travelers alike.


• Rhode Island is #1 in the nation in broadband speed (New York Times)

• Broadband is available to 97% of Rhode Island residents

• Wireless broadband is available to 100% of residents

• Cable Internet is available to 97% of residents

• DSL is available to 89.5% of residents
• Fiber service is available to 63.4% of residents

• 83% of Rhode Islanders have at least two broadband provider choices


• Quonset Business Park is one of the premier business parks in New England conveniently located between New York City and Boston

• The 3,207 acre park is home to almost 200 companies employing more than 10,000 people

• The port at Davisville is one of the top ten auto importers in North America