GETTING A BUSINESS STARTED
Registering Your Business
RI General Law requies businesses to be registered with the municipality
Knowing the Landscape and the Players
Please 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 Director
The 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 Program
The Enterprise Zone Program designed encourage business growth and retention sunset in 2019. For an historical perspective go to the Enterprise Zone Program.
Available Business Properties
The DBD also assists local business by maintaining a list of commercial and industrial locations available for sale or lease in Portsmouth.
Benefits Offered by Portsmouth
Why move to or work in Portsmouth? Learn more about what Portsmouth has to offer!
- RI.gov - For Business
- RI Labor Market Information
- RI Small Business Development Center
- RI State Business Portal
- Small Business Administration
Access the following taxation resources