Business and industry in Warwick are served by well-coordinated intermodal transportation facilities. The state’s strategic location within the densely populated Northeast provides significant regional market opportunities and relatively easy access to Canadian and European markets.
Amtrak serves Providence on the Washington-Boston line with high speed and commuter service to Boston, New York and Washington, DC. Also, construction is underway on Warwick Intermodal Station located adjacent to TF Green Airport. This will allow easy access for airline passengers to trains from the closest passenger rail line to a major airport in the country. Currently, MBTA trains provide commuter rail service from Providence to Boston as well as service from Warwick to Boston.
Highways: Bringing the Region Closer
In Warwick, it’s easy to get around. Two main Interstates pass through Warwick. Interstate 95, the principal north/south route on the East Coast, also connects with direct routes to the Midwest, while Interstate 295 serves industrial and residential areas around the core cities. And, just minutes from Warwick is Interstate 195, which links Providence with southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
Commuting times from Warwick to:
Foreign Trade Zone No. 105
The US Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zone Board has designated an area of Warwick as part of the Rhode Island Foreign Trade Zone #105. The site is located at the Airport Business Center, adjacent to the TF Green Airport. The Foreign Trade Zone offers savings in storage and reshipping of commodities and manufactured products.
Narragansett Electric, a National Grid Company, distributes electric power throughout Rhode Island. Supply is not a problem as new and efficient gas-fired generating plants have plenty of capacity.
Digital Technology/Fiber Optics
Warwick, with 100 percent digital switching, is an ideal location for complex operations requiring a state-of-the-art telecommunications network.
Major oil companies have storage and distribution facilities nearby and oil can be easily transported into Warwick from anywhere in the northeast via Interstate 95.
New England Gas businesses can choose a natural gas supplier and New England Gas will deliver or transport the gas to your site.
The Kent County Water Authority and The Warwick Water Department serve the majority of Warwick residents and businesses. Both agencies receive their water supply from the Scituate Reservoir and five tributaries that encompass 93 square miles with a capacity of over 41 billion gallons.
The capacity of the sewer treatment facility is 5 million gallons daily. The City of Warwick expects to have 90% of the City hooked up to sewers by 2009.
For information on all utilities in Rhode Island visit the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission website at www.ripuc.org