Warwick Means Business

Warwick is proud to be a progressive community that is willing to work with developers and business leaders to foster a business-friendly environment. Another indication of that commitment is the fact that Warwick maintains a bond rating that is one of the highest of any community in Rhode Island. The City’s Department of Tourism, Culture and Development serves as a resource for businesses looking to open, expand or re-locate to Warwick. From identifying available properties to serving as a liaison with both municipal and state regulatory agencies, the staff of the Department will help make your business transition to Warwick a successful one.

Market Access

Warwick’s central location provides access to over 300,000 metro area residents within a 10-mile radius. In fact, two thirds of New England’s total population of 8.7 million is within a 75-mile radius. That includes 65 percent of the region’s manufacturers of plastics, chemicals, communications equipment and electrical machinery.

The 10 top largest employers in Warwick are:

  •     Kent Hospital
  •     Metropolitan Life Insurance
  •     United Parcel Service
  •     Kenney Manufacturing
  •     JC Penney Co.,Inc.
  •     New England Institute of Technology
  •     West Bay Residential Services
  •     Stop & Shop Co.,Inc.
  •     Wal-Mart
  •     Herff Jones

Office/Industrial Parks

Warwick has a wide variety of office and industrial parks to meet the needs of every business.*

  • Airport Business Center  76 acres
  • Airport Park  65 acres
  • Airport Site  23 acres
  • Chandelle Industrial Park  18 acres
  • City Line Industrial Park  18 acres
  • Green Industrial Park  1.1 acres
  • Hillsgrove/95 Industrial Park  70 acres
  • Levenger Site  28 acres
  • Quaker Lane Industrial Park  13 acres
  • Tech Ninety Five Commerce Park  9.5 acres
  • Metro Center, North  29 acres
  • Metro Center, South  50 acres
  • Airport Professional Park  5.1 acres
  • Summit Office Park  17.8 acres
  • Centerville Commons  6.4 acres

*listed for information only – does not imply space available Housing

Warwick has a large mix of single-family homes, condominiums and apartments. The average single home sale price in Warwick is $225,000, and, according to the 2000 Census, there were 37,000 housing units in Warwick with a population density of 2,417 per square mile of land area.

Healthcare – Close At Hand

Warwick is home to Kent Hospital, which is the largest community hospital in Rhode Island. Kent Hospital has just completed a major expansion, making it the second largest hospital overall in Rhode Island. Kent’s Emergency Department, Rhode Island’s second busiest, ranks in the top ten percent for volume of patients nationwide and is one of Warwick’s largest employers.

Higher Education Facilities

Community College of Rhode Island (Knight Campus)
Community College of Rhode Island (Knight Campus) CCRI offers programs in academic and vocational-technical areas as well as a full complement of programs and services for full-time and part-time students, recent high school graduates and adults returning for continuing education.

New England Institute of Technology
New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college offering Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in 28 different program areas to provide students the necessary skills to begin their careers. New England Tech is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and many of its programs maintain individual accreditation.

Warwick is also a short drive from Rhode Island’s other major institutions of
higher learning, including:

  •     Brown University
  •     Providence College
  •     University of Rhode Island
  •     Salve Regina University
  •     Roger Williams University
  •     Bryant University
  •     Rhode Island College
  •     Rhode Island School of Design
  •     Johnson and Wales University