GETTING A BUSINESS STARTED
Knowing the Landscape and the PlayersPlease see the pamphlet entitled Doing Business in Portsmouth, An Informal User's Guide, that gives important information including key offices and phone numbers that you may need to know and interact with.
The Business Development DirectorThe Town Director of Business Development (DBD) is the central point of contact for information on conducting business in Portsmouth. The DBD works directly with the town staff on the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee on ensuring that we maintain, for our citizens, an affordable community, that can flex to changing economic times while maintaining a high community quality.
Enterprise Zone ProgramThe Enterprise Zone Program designed encourage business growth and retention sunset in 2019. For an historical perspective go to the Enterprise Zone Program.
Available Business PropertiesThe DBD also assists local business by maintaining a list of commercial and industrial locations available for sale or lease in Portsmouth.
Benefits Offered by PortsmouthWhy move to or work in Portsmouth? Learn more about what Portsmouth has to offer!
Additional ResourcesSee the following business assistance tools:
- RI.gov - For Business
- RI Labor Market Information
- RI Small Business Development Center
- RI State Business Portal
- Small Business Administration