Business & Finance Websites

Newport Chamber of Commerce
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is one of Rhode Island’s largest business advocacy organizations formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of Newport County and greater Rhode Island. A not-for-profit organization owned and operated by local business leaders.

Rhode Island Office of Economic Development
Directories of RI companies, a summary of Rhode Island business incentives, lists of major employers, and relocation information. Also find links to the state’s purchasing division, population projections, Census data and other helpful information.

Rhode Island Labor Market Information
Economic indicators and labor market information are available for long range planning

RI Small Business Recovery
This comprehensive, zero-cost business training program is designed to move Rhode Islanders from unemployment to self-employment and increase the probability of success for existing businesses.

Rhode Island Secretary of State
Business corporations, professional service corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and producers’ and consumers’ cooperatives are formed in Rhode Island by filing with the Business Section of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Small Business Administration
This government agency aids, counsels, assists, and protects the interests of small businesses and also helps businesses and families recover from economic and other disasters.