Whether you are looking to operate a business in Bristol or patronize a business in Bristol, the opportunities and variety of industries are many.

Bristol is renown for its array of storefronts, shops, restaurants, and salons that attract visitors who stroll through our historic downtown district.

Our proximity to the harbor plays a key role in Bristol's maritime industries that support Rhode Island's Blue Economy.

Foodies feel right at home in Bristol with diverse cuisine options by some of the areas most respected chefs, with numerous restaurants offering seasonal outdoor seating and some spectacular views of Bristol Harbor!

Bristol is home to major manufacturers with a stronghold in marine industries, design and composite fabrication. 

Visit the links below if you are interested in doing business in Bristol!

Start a Business

Ready to start a successful business in Bristol? Let's get started!

The Rhode Island Secretary of State website is a great resource for business start-up information.

Use the Rhode Island Business Assistant checklist to identify resources and requirements to your specific enterprise.

Visit a Business

Whether you visit Bristol for a day, a weekend, or more, there's plenty to do, see, and experience!

Discover the many businesses in Bristol that have what you are looking for. Visit the Explore Bristol business page.

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Notice to the Public

Equal Access

The Town of Bristol will make reasonable accommodations to its policies and programs to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to Town programs, services, or activities.