The Rhode Island economic development
directory below (scroll down)
links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations
in Rhode Island and
related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as
executive summaries about business locations.
Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing
for an area. We provide personal introductory referrals to our
contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests
of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into
Rhode Island. We are
advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion
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Explanation of column
- Organizations are generally sorted in
postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each
other will usually (not always) be grouped together. This is a
selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive
than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to
highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of
frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business
advisors we serve.
- Scope : is the area served by the
organization, and postal code. We may include thumbnail maps which
expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to
good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
- Contacts : relationship leader at GDI
Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.
If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we
also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
- Website and other resources : Aside from
the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight
special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they
might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website. A good
example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere
else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one
would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the
directory above links to the
websites of many Rhode Island economic development organizations (EDO) and
provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content
about RI as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the RI and larger
Northeast (New England) region,
following the same structure as our
global contact directories.
These area representatives
would typically include
a state department of
commerce or industry or a provincial government office
metro city or county area chamber of commerce
corporation or council - IDC
alliance for business
development, community development
agency - IPA
industry cluster development initiatives, business
incubators, technology parks
regional or global professional B2B networking
organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic
business alliance services
trade and investment
wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and
variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally
actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business
investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the
attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI). This typically
includes support services, financial incentives, and information for
corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and
The presence, absence,
or position of any organization on these lists,
or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services,
nor by them about our own.
The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be
unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.
Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional
contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.
Contact information for relationship
leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :
We develop and maintain
working relationships among participating area representatives - economic
development organizations - and professional service providers as well as
senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major
projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices,
factories, distribution centers or other operations.