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World-Class Business Assets

Greater Rhode Island has its own identity and all-star characteristics. Students, young professionals, legacy companies and innovators are everywhere. Start-up capital in the region is plentiful. Our world-class research institutions are eager to crank out businesses and social enterprises with a ferocious pace. Businesses find that there is plenty of talent here to keep their growth trajectory steep.

12 Colleges & Universities
Top Ranked Airport
2 Train Stations
 Prime Real Estate

Research Hospitals
Manufacturing Resources
Design and Media Production
Federal Defense Research Center

ProvPort operates the Port of Providence; one of the busiest ports in America’s northeast, it also has the distinction of being one of only two deep-water ports in New England.

Combined, the activities at ProvPort provide more than $60 million in direct business revenues and $16 million in revenue to local and state government.


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

• ProvPort generates an estimated $200 million total economic impact on the region.

• The port is host to more than a dozen of America’s most respected companies.