In This Issue
Rhode Island Celebrates 10,000 Job Milestone
Congressional Delegation Briefing on Port of Davisville
Next DLT Job Fair Set for Wednesday, December 10

In the News


WPRI 12:
Blue Angels set to return for 2015 air show 


The Jamestown Press:
Quonset is booming 


Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

You Can Also Follow
the Port of Davisville  

on Twitter.

Join Our Mailing List

Rhode Island Celebrates 10,000 Job Milestone at Quonset Business Park




The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville. A major milestone for Rhode Island, the event was attended by the state's highest elected officeholders, including: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, U.S. Representative David Cicilline, Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, and others. 

"Today's announcement is proof that if we invest in our assets, modernize our infrastructure, and provide an attractive environment where businesses can grow - we can create more jobs and strengthen our economy," said Governor Chafee.

Quonset is now home to almost 200 companies, employing more than 10,000 people in every sector of the economy. Since 2005, when the QDC was established, the Business Park has added more than 4,000 new jobs. Quonset is also home to the Port of Davisville, one of the Top Ten auto importing sites in North America.

"Quonset Business Park is one of Rhode Island's greatest assets and an example of how we can grow more jobs in our state," said Governor-Elect Raimondo. "Its success is more than just one industry, or one company. It is about sound investments, and a team at the Quonset Development Corporation working with companies to help them grow, create jobs and opportunities for Rhode Island families."

To learn more about the milestone and Justin Jay of AmWINS Group Benefits, who was recognized at the event as the "10,000th Employee," click here.

Congressional Delegation Receives

Briefing on Port of Davisville  

Evan Matthews and Senator Jack Reed

As an active member of the North Atlantic Ports Association (NAPA), Evan Matthews, Director of Port Operations for the QDC, recently traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the organization's semi-annual conference. During his visit, Matthews had the opportunity to brief members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and their staff on several topics related to the Port of Davisville.

The meetings covered a variety of matters, including how the infrastructure improvements made to the Port of Davisville are positioning it for greater growth. Matthews also briefed members and staff about current trends seen at the Port in 2014, current construction projects in the area, and potential objectives for 2015.

To learn more about the Port of Davisville, click here.


Next DLT Job Fair Set for
Wednesday, December 10
at Quonset 'O' Club

The second installment of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI DLT) monthly Job Fair at Quonset Business Park will take place on Wednesday, December 10. Spearheaded by the RI DLT, the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI, and the Workforce Solutions of Providence and Cranston this month's job fair will take place at the at the Quonset 'O' Club from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The event is free of charge and all interested job seekers are encouraged to attend. Employers who wish to participate, must be QDC tenants and are required to register prior to the day of the fair. Interested job seekers and employers can learn more about the event by clicking here.

The job fair held in November was a great success. More than 175 job seekers attended it and were able to speak directly with eleven different employers about various positions. 

You can learn more about current open positions with businesses at Quonset, by visiting