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Small Business Resources in Rhode Island

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The following is a partial listing of agencies, chambers of commerce and associations which have a variety of programs to assist the small business community in the State of Rhode Island.

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State Agencies
  Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Business Expansion
Financing Programs
Office of Minority Business Assistance
Federal Procurement Program
One West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
www.riedc.com
(401) 277-2601
(401) 277-2601 ext. 109
(401) 277-2601 ext. 110
(401) 277-6246
(401) 277-2601 ext. 147
Small Business Administration
  Providence District Office
380 Westminister Mall
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 528-4562
Fax: (401) 528-4539
Small Business Development Centers
  Johnson & Wales University
270 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Sandra McNamara, RI
SBDC Training & Marketing Director
(401) 598-2702
Fax: (401) 598-2722
Email: Sandra.McNamara@jwu.edu
  Northern RI Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Sheila Hoogeboom, Case Manager
6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 105
Lincoln, RI 02865-1105
(401) 334-1000 ext. 113
Fax: (401) 334-1009
  South County Office
Ms. Liz Kroll, Case Manager
South County RISBDC, QP/D Industrial Park
35 Belver Avenue # 212
N. Kingstown, RI 02852-7556
(401) 294-1227
Fax: (401) 294-6897
  Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Erwin Robinson, Program Manager
Bryant College Rhode Island
Small Business Development Center
30 Exchange Terrace 4th floor
Providence, RI 02903-1793
(401) 831-1330
Fax: (401) 274-5410
  East Bay Office
Mr. Sam Carr, Case Manager
East Bay Small Business Development Center
Newport County Chamber of Commerce
45 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842-6377
(401) 849-6900
Fax: (401) 849-5848
  Central RI Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Thomas J. Moakley, Case Manager
3288 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886-7151
(401) 732-1100
Fax: (401) 732-1107
  NYNEX Telecommunications Center
Ms. Kate Dolan, Managing Director
Bryant College Koffler Technology Center
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
(401) 232-0220
Fax: (401 232-0242
  Enterprise Community RISBDC/BIC
Jaime Aguayo/Ann-Marie Marshall
550 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02905-1445
(401) 272-1083
Fax: (401) 272-1186
  R.I. Department of Transportation
O.J. Silas, Program Manager
RIDOT/SBDC Supportive Services Program
2 Capitol Hill, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903-1111
(401) 277-4576
Fax: (401) 277-6168
  Export Assistance Center
Mr. Raymond Fogarty, Director
Bryant College EAC
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
(401) 232-6407
Fax: (401) 232-6416
  Bristol County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Sam Carr, Case Manager
P.O. Box 250
Warren, RI 02885-0250
(401) 245-0750
Fax: (401) 245-0110
  Entrepreneurship Training Program
Bryant College
Ms. Cheryl Faria, Assistant Director
Mr. Dennis McCarthy, Program Manager
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
(401) 232-6115
Fax: (401) 232-6933
SCORE Offices
  JGE Knight SCORE
380 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 528-4571
Fax: (401) 528-4539
Minority/Women/Native American Development Centers
  Center for Women & Enterprise, Inc. Rhode Island
Ms. Andrea Silbert, CEO
1135 Tremont Street, Suite 480
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 536-0700
Fax: (617) 536-7373
E-mail:
infor@cweboston.org
asilbert@cweboston.org
Other Local Centers
  Minority Investment Development Corp. (MIDC)
Ms. Denise Barge, Executive Director
216 Weybosser Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 351-2999
Fax: (401) 351-0990
  Minority Business Enterprise Commission
Mr. Charles C. Newton, Administrator
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-6253
Fax: (401) 222-6391
  South Providence Development Corp. (SPDC)
Mr. Joseph Newsome, Executive Director
550 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 831-5070
Fax: (401) 351-7790
  Oasis Community Development Credit Union
Mr. Julius Kolawole, President
P.O. Box 5903
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-1252
Opportunities with HUD Grantees (Rhode Island State) - Public Housing Authorities
Cranston Housing Authority
Elaine Woloohojian, Executive Director
(401) 944-7210
East Providence Housing Authority
Dotti Patti, Executive Director
(401) 434-7645
Pawtucket Housing Authority
Robert R. Girouard, Executive Director
(401) 725-9113
Providence Housing Authority
Stephen O'Rourke, Executive Director
(401) 751-6400
Warwick Housing Authority
Michael Lyckland, Executive Director (401) 463-7206
Woonsocket Housing Authority
Stephen Vadnais, Executive Director
(401) 767-8000
Opportunities with HUD Grantees (Rhode Island State) - Municipalities
Cranston
Thomas Caruolo, Director
(401) 461-1000
East Providence
Nancy Remington, Director
(401) 435-7535
Pawtucket
Michael Cassidy, Director
(401) 724-5200
Providence
John Palmieri, Director
(401) 351-4300
Warwick
James Feeney, Director
(401) 738-2000
Woonsocket
Paulette Miller, Director
(401) 453-2100
HUD-Assisted Housing Development and Construction (Rhode Island State)
For information, contact:
HUD - Rhode Island State Office
10 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Submit a Freedom of Information Act Request. The request should include the location and type of business desired.

Opportunities with Public Housing Authorities (PHA)

See PHA contact information at:
www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/index.cfm

Opportunities with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients

See CDBG contact information at:
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/contacts/

 

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