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STATE WEB SITES

The State of Rhode Island - The official website of the State of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Business Links - A state maintained site containing the most requested websites for starting or expnading a business in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) - The official website of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

RIDOT's "Traffic Flow" map - Offers traffic counts on state roads in Rhode Island. Once you have the map open, use the Acrobat tools to zoom and pan the map to find the location you are seeking.

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation - the full service, official economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island. A quasi-public agency, the Corporation serves as a government and community resource to help streamline the business expansion in, and relocation to, Rhode Island. The agency assists companies with commercial real estate, business financing, workforce training and other relevant issues.

Rhode Island GIS maps - The Rhode Island Geographic Information System (RIGIS) is a consortium of government and private organizations employing computer and communications technology to manage and use a collective database of comprehensive geographically related information.

Secretary of State – Business Forms - This Section is responsible for examining, processing, and maintaining legal documents that affect the existence, structure or authority of business corporations, non-profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and producers' and consumers' cooperatives in Rhode Island.

Corporate Entity Name Search – Search for a corporate name availability with the Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State.

Department of Business Registration - The Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation is responsible for the licensing and regulation of Real Estate salespersons, brokers and appraisers. To this end the Section coordinates and administers examinations for real estate brokers, salesperson and real estate appraisers.

The Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation - Is responsible for regulating and monitoring the manufacturing, importing, exporting, storing, selling and transporting of alcoholic beverages.

Office of Food Protection - Protects and promotes health and prevents disease by assuring the safety and quality of the food supply through inspection, plan review and approval of food establishments, and investigation of complaints and food-borne disease outbreaks.

Rhode Island SCORE - Provides confidential mentoring free of charge to entrepreneurs of start-up and established businesses in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. With a membership of over 35 seasoned business counselors, RI SCORE is a chapter of the national SCORE organization, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA), a federal agency.

Rhode Island Chambers of Commerce – A third-party site listing the various Chambers of Commerce in the State of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Business Plan Competition - The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is the leading community-supported business plan competition in the Northeast, supported by private businesses, colleges and universities, public entities, and nonprofit organizations. Established in 2000, the Competition aims to further develop the entrepreneurial spirit in Rhode Island and help create growth companies that will increase local employment.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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The Town of
New Shoreham

(Planning Dept)

The City of Newport
(City Code)

The Town of
North Kingstown

(Town Code)

The Town of
North Providence

(Planning Dept)

The Town of
North Smithfield

(Town Code)

The City of
Pawtucket

(City Code)

The Town of Portsmouth
(Town Code)

The City of
Providence

(City Code)

The Town of Richmond
(Planning Dept)

The Town of Scituate
(Comprehensive Plan)

The Town of Exeter
(Planning)

The Town of Foster
(Comprehensive Plan)

The Town of
Glocester

(Town Code)

The Town of Hopkinton
(Planning Dept)

The Town of Jamestown
(Planning Dept)

The Town of
Johnston

(Code in Print Form Only)

The Town of Lincoln
(Planning Dept)

The Town of
Little Compton

(Town Code)

The Town of Middletown
(Town Code)

The Town of Narragansett
(Town Code)

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The Town of Barrington
(Town Code)

The Town of Bristol
(Town Code)

The Town of
Burrillville

(Building Dept)

The City of
Central Falls

(City Code)

The Town of Charlestown
(Town Code)

The Town of
Coventry

(Town Code)

The City of Cranston
(City Code)

The Town of Cumberland
(Town Code)

The Town of
East Greenwich

(Town Code)

The City of
East Providence

(City Code)

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Important Information

There is no county government structure in the state of Rhode Island.

All municipal services within the state are provided by the individual cities and towns.
Please refer to each municipalities web site (listed below) for specific development information.

UTILITIES

Rhode Island Electric – We serve approximately 465,000 customers in 38 Rhode Island communities and are an electricity distribution subsidiary of National Grid.National Grid.

Providence Water Supply - Supplier of world-class drinking water at a bargain price 
to over 600,000 Rhode Islanders!  
 

Rhode Island Natural Gas - We provide electric service to approximately 477,000 customers and natural gas service to approximately 245,000 customers in Rhode Island. We are a electricity subsidiary of National Grid. Learn more about our company and its involvement in your community. 
 

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