John Boyd, Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address at Inaugural Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit

John Boyd, Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address at Inaugural Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit

Sep 20 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (Infrastructure Bank), which is hosting the inaugural Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Omni Providence Hotel, announced today that John Boyd, Jr., Principal at The Boyd Company, will deliver the keynote address at the Summit.


The Summit will bring together government policymakers and private sector experts to discuss Rhode Island’s infrastructure and the opportunities and challenges it presents for economic development in the State. Structured to foster an interactive dialogue, the conference will feature a series of prominent speakers and panel discussions.


The Boyd Company is one of the nation's oldest and most trusted corporate site selection firms. Boyd clients include Boeing, Chevron, PepsiCo, Pratt & Whitney, PNC Bank, JP Morgan Chase, TD Bank and other Fortune 500 companies. The New Jersey-based firm was founded in 1975 by John's father, "Jack" Boyd, a well-known figure within the New England development and real estate community. John Boyd, Jr. heads the firm's client affairs activities, monitoring state and federal legislation and regulatory matters impacting corporate investment and relocation decisions.


Boyd’s keynote will discuss the importance that organizations place on modern infrastructure during the site selection process and the investment Rhode Island needs to make to increase its competitiveness in attracting new businesses. With years of experience working alongside some of the largest companies in the country, Boyd will also shed light on the other considerations and challenges that businesses face when choosing a location and how these decisions impact economic development on a broader scale.


To register for the Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit, please visit


About Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is Rhode Island’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners. We leverage capital in a revolving fund to offer innovative financing for an array of infrastructure-based projects including water and wastewater, road and bridge, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and brownfield remediation. These quality of life projects improve the State’s infrastructure, create jobs, promote economic development and enhance the environment. For more information, please visit


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