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Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) for Tiverton represents a private/public partnership between the elected officials and business community to foster and promote the economic growth of the Town of Tiverton. The business climate encourages new business and industry to locate to Tiverton and supports the continued success of existing business and industry. There is a positive attitude toward growth. You are invited to learn more about our area, a growing market place offering a lower cost of doing business and providing great business opportunities.

Current Members:

Renee deJesus-Jones
Elizabeth Carr
Barbara Pelletier
Marc Pfeiffer
Martin Van Hoff

This Month's Featured Business:

CRUMBelievable - 86 Main Road - WEBSITE

You may contact the EDC at : edc@tiverton.ri.gov

If you're starting a business in Tiverton, the following information may be useful to you.

Secretary of State business portal: - http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/business-portal
This gateway is designed to help you access the tools that you will need to plan, start, and maintain your business or non-profit. It also provides direct links to organizations listed below.

Connect Greater Newport: - https://www.connectgreaternewport.com/wpordevelopment
Connect Greater Newport is a free service that provides resources, support and guidance to help businesses achieve their goals. Business owners can reach out directly to ashley.medeiros@connectgreaternewport.com / 401-855-2214 to receive help and support.

RIBizBuilder: - https://www.ribizbuilder.com/
RI BizBuilder is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the landscape of business supports in Rhode Island. It features dozens of Rhode Island-focused organizations offering services to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

Commerce RI: - https://commerceri.com/
Is a quasi-public agency, that serves as a government and community resource to help businesses expand in and relocate to Rhode Island. Services include commercial real estate and property searches, business financing, renewable energy grants, and science and technology grants, tax credits and other incentives and workforce training.

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center: - https://web.uri.edu/risbdc/
Business plan development, individual counseling on market research, licensing and permitting

Center for Women and Business: - www.cweonline.org
CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial Independence.

Small Business Association: - www.sba.gov

Rhode Island SBA: - www.sba.gov/localresources/district/ri/index.html
This site will provide steps and samples of all the steps needed to start a business including writing a business plan,

SCORE: - www.score.org/online workhops.html
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Their mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

Tiverton's Industrial Park - MAP

The Tiverton Business Park (TBP) formerly known as the Tiverton Industrial park, at the intersection of Route 24 and Fish Road offers the opportunity to generate jobs and diversify the tax base in town. Development of the Business Park is supported in the recently adopted Tiverton Comprehensive Plan. The Longplex Sports and Family Complex, being developed on approximately 20 acres, is near completion and expects to be open for business in the first quarter 2019.  Another tenant in the park is the gas fired energy plant currently owned by Emera but which is being sold to the Carlyle group, an American private equity and asset management group. The transaction is subject to the regulatory approvals of the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and under the provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act and is expected to close in the first quarter 2019. Recently, a new self-storage facility has acquired a parcel and is in the design and permitting phase. The Town has received other inquiries from local businesses wishing to relocate to the park and inquiries from businesses in the region expressing a desire to move their operations to Tiverton.