Business Development


Registering Your Business

RI General Law requies businesses to be registered with the municipality

Busineess Registration is now done electronically on line (Click Here)

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!

Additional Resources

See the following business assistance tools: 

Access the following taxation resources