City of Providence Adopts Strong Zoning Protections for Providence’s Working Waterfront and Industrial Businesses

August 6, 2014 Update - After years of working to educate city and state leaders about the importance of Providence’s working waterfront and nearby industrial businesses, the Providence Working Working Waterfront Alliance thanks Mayor Angel Taveras, City Council President Michael Solomon, and the members of the City Council for adopting strong industrial zoning to protect the good paying blue collar jobs and critical resources our area provides to the city, state, and wider region.

Thank you for your leadership and we look forward to continuing to work with you to grow Providence’s working waterfront.

Responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in total economic impact, supplying the region’s energy, providing hundreds of good paying blue collar jobs, and thousands more related jobs, the Port of Providence is a vital regional economic resource.

That’s why the Providence Working Waterfront Alliance has come together to educate officials and the public about the critical role of Providence’s working waterfront. Alliance members believe that the Port of Providence is a vital regional economic resource that must be protected from incompatible uses.

Please use this website to find out more about the economic impact and proud history of Providence’s working waterfront.