The Town of Warren has recently partnered with Commerce RI and consultants from Exceeda to analyze the permitting and licensing processes. The goal of this exercise, which utilizes the principals of Lean Government, is to eliminate unnecessary steps and paperwork encountered when starting or expanding a business. Several amendments have already been implemented to this end and more are in the works.
As a service to the business community, the Town of Warren has established a development review team made up of key staff members. This team will meet with you to talk through concepts, plans and ideas and chart a path to project completion. The first step in this process is to contact Director of Planning & Development Bob Rulli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-289-0529.
Commerce RI also has a number of tools available to people starting a business. These resources can be found on their website:
Commerce RI Business Startup Resources
Other resources include:
- Small Business Hotline, 401-521-HELP, run by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
- Center for Women and Enterprise, 401-277-0800
- Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, 401-874-7232