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Business Navigation Center Officially Open

Business Navigation Center Officially Open September 18, 2015

On Monday, we launched our new Business Navigation Center, which exists to help companies do business in Rhode Island — with ease.

Use the center as your starting point for conducting business in Rhode Island, whether your company is already here or looking to move here. Upon contact, you will receive a single, personal advisor from the team here to personally guide you through the solutions to each of your business challenges. Your advisor will act on your behalf in reaching out to state and local agencies as well as private partners.

In fact, the Business Navigation Center is steered by an advisory council comprised of the Providence, Northern Rhode Island, Central Rhode Island, and Newport Chambers of Commerce, and joined by Mark Hayward of the Small Business Administration regional office — all who share the mission of making Rhode Island more business friendly.

With the center, we also officially launched this website, which specifically caters to the needs of businesses in the state and features a custom navigation tool to assist you on the site and connect you with the center.

A launch event was held at Artic Tool & Engineering Company in Smithfield — a company that serves as a living example of how the Business Navigation Center works. The Commerce Corporation team made it easier for Artic Tool to locate a new facility to accommodate its growing business needs and, also, to acquire the necessary financing to make the move to a larger facility. You can read the full case study on Artic Tool here.

Stefan Pryor

Stefan Pryor announces the launch of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s Business Navigation Center.

Gov. Raimondo CEO Gamache

Governor Gina Raimondo speaks with Artic Tool CEO Michael Gamache prior to the Business Navigation Center launch event.

Artic Tool CEO Michael Gamache

Michael Gamache, CEO of Artic Tool, talks about his experience working with the newly launched Business Navigation Center at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.

If you are interested in learning more about the Business Navigation Center or would like to speak with an advisor, please call Vice President of Client Services Elizabeth Tanner at (401) 278-9195 or email her.

You can also view our Biz Navigator 5×7 brochure to learn exactly which services the center offers.

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