315 Iron Horse Way
Providence, RI 02908
Tel: (401) 278-9121
Fax: (401) 273-8270
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Rhode Island Commodores are a non-profit, non-partisan organization with the purpose "to assist and stimulate economic enterprise within Rhode Island by direct action through education, economic promotion and hospitality." Their mission is to focus on the cooperation and promotion of resources within Rhode Island.

Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd., 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401) 277-0800
Fax: (401) 277-1122
The Center for Women & Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people start and grow their businesses. CWE has worked with more than 30,200 Massachusetts and Rhode Island entrepreneurs since 1995. They provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth and financial independence.

Commerce RI
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908
Tel: (401) 278-9100
Fax: (401) 273-8270
Commerce RI's mission is to work with public, private and non-profit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the State's long-term economic health and prosperity.

Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island
1300 Highland Corporate Drive, Suite 202
Cumberland, RI 02864
Tel: (401) 658-1050
Fax: (401) 658-1064
sgibbs@edf-ri.com / mgodin@edf-ri.com
The Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island comprises over 120 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of real estate based economic development strategies. With the mission to expand community tax bases and to create quality job opportunities through well designed real estate projects, The Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island is committed to being a valuable resource and partner in state, regional and local economic development initiatives.

Homebased Business Association
3288 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: (401) 732-1100
Fax: (401) 732-1107


The Homebased Business Association of Rhode Island provides educational programs, networking systems, business assistance, and legislative advocacy to individuals whose primary office is in their home.

RI Association of Gay Professionals
Providence, Rhode Island
RI·AGP is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting gay professionals as well as gay owned businesses throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.  We offer a network for shared resources, business opportunities, and gay business contacts. RI·AGP hosts monthly networking cocktail events, quarterly luncheons with keynote speakers, and fundraisers to encourage the growth and continued support of gay businesses and local LGBT charities.

Rhode Island Black Business Association
PO Box 28473
Providence, RI, 02908
Tel: (866) 403-4560
Fax: (866) 593-8796
The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) is dedicated to enhancing the growth and economic empowerment of Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals by providing them a forum to competitively participate in the local and global economy, primarily through business development, legislative advocacy, business mentoring and quality educational opportunities and professional development resources. RIBBA promotes entrepreneurship for its Members, Black Entrepreneurs and Professionals; as a viable economic development engine in improving the quality of life in their communities.

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA)
85 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI  02917
Tel: (401) 751-0160


The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) and its sister organization the Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute (RIMI; aka makeRI), are the unified voices of manufacturers throughout Rhode Island for legislative and regulatory issues, economic development, and education / workforce development.

380 Westminster Street, Suite 511
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401) 226-0077
Fax: (401) 528-4539
Rhode Island SCORE is one of the 364 Chapters  of the national SCORE organization  that operate under the auspices of the SBA. Their mission as volunteers is to share our cross-industry expertise to mentor the small companies of Rhode Island and surrounding region in the best practices of all facets of business management.

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