Quonset http://ripr.org en Defense Sector Represents 7.1% of RI GDP http://ripr.org/post/defense-sector-represents-71-ri-gdp <p>A new report finds defense workers are being paid the highest wages in Rhode Island. The state’s Defense Economy Planning Commission released the report, which focused on the industry’s economic impact last year.</p><p></p><p>It finds there are 16,000 defense workers in the state. Commission co-chair Senator Louis DiPalma said those jobs support other jobs. &nbsp;“The 1.5 multiplier. So for every one job, there’s 1.5 additional jobs that can be multiplied by that. That’s a big deal,” said DiPalma.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:47:16 +0000 Catherine Welch 36402 at http://ripr.org Defense Sector Represents 7.1% of RI GDP The Bottom Line: Business Moving Into Quonset http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-business-moving-quonset <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Steven King, managing director of the Quonset Development Corporation. They discuss the latest news that food manufacturer Greencore Group is coming to Quonset, the latest on Deepwater Wind as a tenant and how the state is making property there shovel ready.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:01:20 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 30826 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Business Moving Into Quonset Electric Boat Commits To Expansion In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/electric-boat-commits-expansion-rhode-island <p>Submarine maker Electric Boat is expanding its presence in the state.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Electric Boat has signed a 25-year-lease that expands its footprint at the Quonset Business Park by 40 percent.&nbsp;&nbsp; The company makes Virginia Class nuclear submarines for the Navy. The Navy recently doubled its order from one sub to two. Steve King, director of the Quonset Development Corporation which negotiated the lease, says the company will use the new space to accommodate the heavier workload.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:49:28 +0000 Flo Jonic 26523 at http://ripr.org Electric Boat Commits To Expansion In Rhode Island ARRRR - Pirate Broadcast on 102.9FM http://ripr.org/post/arrrr-pirate-broadcast-1029fm <p><strong>UPDATE 01/21:&nbsp;</strong>Multiple letters sent with no response, and the pirate's still broadcasting. &nbsp;A letter has been mailed to the FCC's Enforcement Bureau. &nbsp; If you are an RIPR listener to 102.7 and you have experienced interference due to this pirate, you can&nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/bccomplaints/unlic.html">submit your own letter to the FCC</a> as well.</p><p></p><p><strong>UPDATE 12/19:&nbsp;</strong>The pirate has been found! &nbsp;Well, we're pretty sure we have found the pirate. &nbsp;Using a directional antenna and a signal meter, we triangulated the position to a house a few blocks from the <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=104470">Locust Grove Cemetery</a> in South Providence. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A letter of notification of interference to RIPR was mailed to this address several weeks ago, but apparently this pirate doesn't care as there's still an illegal broadcast on 102.9 from this location.</span></p><p></p><p><strong>UPDATE 11/5:&nbsp;</strong>Thanks to a fellow engineer who informed me there is a <strong>pirate broadcasting on&nbsp;102.9FM</strong> and that is likely the source of the interference people have reported (see below). &nbsp;Quite possibly the atmospheric changes made it worse, but the bulk of the problem is likely the pirate.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:39:04 +0000 Aaron Read 23358 at http://ripr.org ARRRR - Pirate Broadcast on 102.9FM Sen. Jack Reed: Obama's gun plan is sensible http://ripr.org/post/sen-jack-reed-obamas-gun-plan-sensible <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The President rolled out a plan last week to curb gun violence, and Electric Boat announced more jobs are on the way for its facility in Quonset. These are just a few topics Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay touched on when he sat down with Senator Jack Reed.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Scott%20interview%20with%20Sen.%20Reed">news@ripr.org</a></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:09:55 +0000 Scott MacKay 8922 at http://ripr.org Sen. Jack Reed: Obama's gun plan is sensible