Incentives

Tax Stabilization Program

New commercial construction or rehab projects could be eligible for a 5-10 year phase-in of property taxes. Proposals must be reviewed prior to submitting in a permitting application with the Building Department. Please contact the Department of Community Development to learn more about the application process.

Opportunity Zone Program

Investors with capital gains tax liabilities can make equity investments in businesses and real estate located in designed Opportunity Zones to receive special tax benefits. To learn more about local opportunities, please contact the Economic Development Coordinator.

Commerce Rhode Island
Commerce Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is quasi-public agency that offers business assistance, access to funding and red tape reduction for companies of all sizes. Commerce RI helps businesses expand in and relocate to Rhode Island.

Rhode Island SBA
Rhode Island SBA

Created in 1953, the U.S. SBA is dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.


Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Chris Vitale

Economic Development Coordinator

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 129

Diane Williamson

Director of Community Development

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 126