Thank you for your interest the City of Central Falls and for choosing to open your business here. The City of Central Falls provides close proximity to major regional and international hubs at affordable prices. Its diverse population has strong ties to overseas markets, while its government focuses on energetically pursuing economic development.
The City has partnered with OpenCounter to help navigate business registration. The easiest way to get started is by visiting our portal: https://central-falls.opencounter.com/en
Additionally, a description of the steps you need to take to successfully open a business in Central Falls is available below. City staff are here to help you and look forward to working with you. Do not hesitate the contact the Office of Planning and Economic Development for assistance.
Steps for Starting a Business
1.) Find a Location
a.) Use the following sites to find the best location for your business needs.
1.) Opportunity Space
OpportunitySpace is a centralized online information hub and marketplace for government-owned real estate in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Cumberland. Check it out by clicking on the Opportunity Space logo! OpportunitySpace maps all City-owned parcels in Central Falls and will provide notice if any are for sale. It also lists tax sale properties that can be purchased at a tax sale auction. In special cases, the City will entertain applications for tax sale properties from developers or receivers.
Our LoopNet page lists all privately owned commercial properties in Central Falls that are for sale or for lease.
Our Trulia page lists all residential real estate properties in Central Falls that are for sale or for rent.
b.) Check to see if you need a Zoning Determination
3.) Petition for License
4.) City Council Approval
5.) Certificate of Occupancy
6) Getting the License
Congratulations on starting your business!
Stay connected and up to date on news, programs and developments:
Join the Central Falls Business Owners group hosted by Navigant Credit Union! Contact Sandra Cano for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Rhode Island Small Business Association www.sba.gov.
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