The City of Newport invites you and your company to look at the City as the new home for your development, whether residential, commercial, or industrial. From a regional perspective, Newport enjoys a convenient location in the thriving east metro area and is served by a number of transportation modes, which includes I494, Highway 61, the Canadian Pacific Rail Line and the River. The recent improvements to Highway 61, I494 and the Wakota Bridge have brought the City to the forefront and created numerous development/redevelopment opportunities.