About this Community
In the heart of Providence
The Providence Innovation & Design District is at the intersection of history and the future – built on the foundation of discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Located in the downtown waterfront park, the PIDD is the vibrant new heart of Providence, reuniting the city and its diverse geographies. The PIDD is the epicenter and catalyst for the new Providence – leading the next generation of vision, innovation and growth.
A hub for education, life sciences and medicine
Providence is home to seven institutions, including Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Johnson & Wales, as well as eight hospitals. Companies that locate here have access to an exceptional workforce and talent from the surrounding institutions and cities, like Boston.