Choosing a Location

Why is location so important? Physical location is not just where you are; it is how your business is regulated.

Whether you are building, renting, working out of your home or virtually – your business location dictates everything from local permitting requirements to the type of licenses you need to operate. Local zoning regulations will determine where you can operate your business.

The Business Assistant will link you to the economic development department in the city or town you choose so you can determine local zoning requirements and regulations.

You can also visit our RI Business Data Hub to compare employment, education, income levels, and types of business industries registered in each Rhode Island municipality.

Now you can plant your stake with confidence!

Additional Resources

Rhode Island Business Structures