COVID-19 Small Business Support
THIS DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, HOWEVER ACCEPTING PHONE CALLS
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORY
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.
As Mayor of Cranston, it is my pleasure to extend to you greetings from our great city.
I am proud that Cranston has been recognized for three consecutive years as one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live. Our city is in a strong financial position with our bond rating at its highest in decades.
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.
Since becoming Mayor, we have built a positive economic environment in which the business community is thriving. Cranston works proactively with developers and business leaders to foster a business friendly environment. We also have long-standing partnerships with multiple local and state organizations that provide us with a wealth of resources to assist existing, growing, or incoming businesses.
As you will see in this informational packet, we currently have several programs that assist businesses with retention and growth.
We hope that you consider making Cranston your home and look forward to assisting you in that process!
Allan W. Fung