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Agencies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut Assisting Businesses to Grow and Succeed

May 16, 2016

Dawn Arpin

Agencies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut

In an effort to stimulate growth in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all have customer service-focused government and quasi-government agencies that assist business to grow and succeed. These agencies devise and implement strategies to streamline the business expansion in, and relocation to, their respective states.

Rhode Island Business Resources

Commerce RI/The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, is stimulating economic growth in Rhode Island by working with public, private and non-profit partners to create conditions for businesses in all industries to prosper, as well as improving the quality of life for RI citizens by promoting the state's long-term economic health and prosperity. The agency assists companies with commercial real estate, business financing, workforce training, state incentives and other relevant issues. To access Commerce RI’s varied programs, click here.

Massachusetts Business Resources

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center partners with other agencies in state government to strengthen Massachusetts’ innovation economy. Two of the many entities that operate under this umbrella are The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development’s (EOHED) mission is to create homes and jobs in the commonwealth. To accomplish this goal, EOHED aligns the commonwealth’s housing and economic development agencies to better coordinate policies and programs and to provide a one-stop business portal that houses information, tools and more. To access EOHED’s one-stop business portal, click here

The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) is to strengthen the economy and increase job growth throughout Massachusetts by providing businesses that are seeking to expand or locate in the commonwealth a highly responsive, central point of contact that facilitates access to resources, expertise, and incentive programs. To access MOBD, click here.

Connecticut Business Resources

Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's leading agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly-changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education, and arts and culture.

The Department of Economic and Community Development devises and implements strategies that help businesses grow and succeed, revitalize communities and neighborhoods, and promote tourist attractions, the arts, and historic preservation. To access their website, click here.


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