Economic Development

The City of Cranston Economic Development Programs

The Cranston Office of Economic Development, located at Cranston City Hall, is a one-stop shop for all your business needs. Whether you are looking for available real estate, tax incentives, job training, or financing, our staff is here to assist you. Please contact the office at 401-780-3166     401-780-3168 for more information on our expanding array of economic development services. 

Cranston continues to generate new energy and excitement throughout our neighborhoods and business community. We are fully committed to the enhancement of quality of life for our residents, sustaining healthy and active neighborhoods, and providing good government.

As the second largest municipality in Rhode Island, Cranston boasts multiple village centers that reflect the diverse population and geography that defines it. These communities are ideal areas for small business development. Additionally, Cranston has large industrial and commercial centers with excellent freeway access to encourage larger scale business development. This gives Cranston a wealth of opportunities and advantages on which we will work to capitalize.

We hope that you consider making Cranston your home and look forward to assisting you in that process!

Available Properties

Economic Development Programs

Department of State Resources - Economic Development

Revolving Loan Fund


COVID-19 Business Resources

NOTE: The City is currently awaiting further state grant funding to for the next round of Cranston's 'Take It Outside' reimbursement program and is not awarding applications at this time.