Economic Development Commission


Second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

Please Note: Those wishing to address the Commission or discuss matters not on the Agenda should contact the Town Manager's Office, prior to the meeting by phone 401-348-2532 or by email.

About the Commission

Welcome to the Town Economic Development Commission's webpage. This site is intended to provide new and existing businesses with guidance, assistance, resources and information in dealing with Town and State regulations. The Commission regularly meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Town Hall. Commissioners welcome your input and encourage suggestions. 

New Business Process Map

We've created a "New Business Process Map (PDF)" to help guide you though the various steps of obtaining a local business license.

Quick Start

The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is making it easier for you to start or grow a business in Rhode Island. First Stop provides full-service support by creating free, customized packages that make it easier to apply for financing, obtain permits, make contacts and get answers from government at every level. Visit the Quick Start website to get started.