Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation provides access to
Rhode Island's economic development services. Its primary mission
is to assist in the growth and expansion of existing Rhode Island
firms and to attract new business and investment to the State.
Specialized representatives can connect businesses with the wide
range of programs and incentives appropriate to their business
Island offers a variety of incentive programs and support services
ranging from site selection assistance to industrial revenue bond
financing. A comprehensive database of available land and
buildings in the State can help you find and acquire space for any
General law: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE42/42-64/INDEX.HTM
Information: Economic/ Market Data / Available Sites / Company
RIEDC Research Division gives businesses and the public access to
information on the Rhode Island economy and economic development
services through a variety of publications, the website and
over-the-phone support. The RIEDC publications include: Annual
Trends Series, Monthly Trends Series, Directory of Manufacturers,
Starting a Business in Rhode Island, Rhode Island Population
Summary, Rhode Island Community Profiles and a host of others. The
Research Division maintains the RIEDC Company Database and Site
and Space Database.
International Trade Office located within the Economic Development
Corporation, is a joint venture with the Corporation and the
Export Assistance Center at Bryant College. A variety of programs
are available that focus on training and education, marketing,
lead development and individual counseling.
Information on the the International Trade office
is offered to companies that are interested in selling to the
United States Federal Government, one of the major purchasers of
goods and services in the world. Lists of procurement agencies, as
well as information and assistance in procurement policies and
bidding procedures, can be obtained through this office.
the Federal Procurement Web Site
Development and Training Programs
Corporation can help facilitate job training funds for companies
seeking to expand with new hires or to upgrade existing worker
training. Federal funds through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)
and the State funded Human Resource Investment Council provide
programs that are available to all Rhode Island businesses who
qualify. Both programs are administered by the Department of Labor
and Training with coordination through the Economic Development
Corporation's job training liaison.
our Job Training Web Site
Island Regulatory Technical Assistance
assistance to businesses in navigating the various environmental
regulatory permitting process at the federal, state, and local
levels. Administers the Rhode Island Expedited Permit Process.
the Regulatory Assistance Web Site
Zones - Urban
RIEDC provides staff assistance to the Rhode Island Enterprise
Zone Council and serves as the point of contact in managing the
state's nine Enterprise Zones. The Program provides tax credits to
businesses and individuals conducting business in the zone.
the Enterprise Zone/Mill Buildings Web Site
Assistance & Loans
RIEDC assists enterprises in all phases of economic development
with a one-stop financing center. The financing options offered
through the Corporation as finance vehicles, such as the Rhode
Island Port Authority, the Rhode Island Industrial Facilities
Corporation and the Industrial Recreational Building Authority
the Financial Services Web Site
Charles Newton (401) 222-6670
program certifies minority and woman-owned businesses and aids
minority and disadvantaged businesses in all phases of business
development. (Located at the Rhode Island Department of
Media Relations/Press room
from the media or about RIEDC press releases or projects should be
the Press Room for What's New and Press Relesases.
Davisville Port & Commerce Park
State owned and managed Quonset/Davisville Port & Commerce
Park, located in North Kingstown, is one of the best equipped
industrial parks on the east coast.
the Quonset Davisville Port & Commerce Park
& TV Office
Scouting. Crew. Everything from catering to water-trucks to flea
wranglers. Access to agencies. Police assistance. Road closings.
Casting Calls. Town and City diplomacy and access. No permits. No
fees. Recent Films: American Buffalo, True Lies, Dumb and Dumber.
the Film & TV Office Web Site
& Athletic Events
Rhode Island Sports Council works to attract sporting events which
generate regional, national and international public media
attention and produce revenues for Rhode Island. The council also
works with schools, communities and sports organizations to
promote sports events and a healthy and competitive lifestyle.
request tourism information through our website: Visit
the Rhode Island Tourism Web Site
State's visitor attractions are marketed through advertising,
travel writers tours, and other efforts. A number of publications
are offered through the Division including the annual Visitors
Guides to Attractions, Lodging, Camping, State Visitor Map,
Boating and Fishing plus seasonal Calendars of Upcoming Events.
Other informational brochures on attractions and events throughout
the state are also available.
Our Handy Men are fully equipped and
ready to serve your needs.