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Below is a list of some of the resources and connections available for businesses.  If you need additional assistance please email.

State Departments & Agencies

State of Rhode Island

Office of the Governor

RI Attorney General 

RI Dept. of Business Regulation

RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)

RI Commerce

RI Contractors Registration and Licensing Board (CRLB)

401-921-1590 The CRLB is a unit within the State Building Office and is charged with registering and regulating contractors, as well as licensing Commercial Roofers, Home Inspectors, Underground Utility, Water Filtration, Well Drilling, and Pump Installers in the State of Rhode Island.  Additionally, the CRLB receives and investigates complaints from Rhode Island homeowners against contractors. Includes a link to the State of Rhode Island Building Codes – 2021.  Thinking of Hiring a Contractor?

RI Dept of Environmental Management

Staffing & Recruiting


RI DLT Employer Assistance

Rhode Island boasts some of the most aggressive employment and training tax credit programs in the nation

Looking for a good employee?  Visit the “Business Directory” and contact one of our “Staffing” specialists.

I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

RI General Assembly

RI General Treasurer

RI Health Insurance Commissioner

RI Dept. of Health    

RI Judiciary (Court System)             

State of Rhode Island

Office of the Governor

RI Attorney General 

RI  Dept. of Business Regulation

RI  Contractor’s Registration Board includes forms 401-222-1268

RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)


Commerce RI

RI Dept. of Environmental Management

RI General Assembly

RI General Treasurer

RI Health Insurance Commissioner

RI Dept. of Health    

RI Judiciary (Court System) 

RI Lieutenant Governor 

RI Secretary of State 

RI Division of Motor Vehicles

RI Division of Taxation

Business Safety

RI Fire Safety Code

There are a number of steps that businesses can take to minimize the loss of life and property. Below are a few simple steps that could truly make a difference in an emergency. 

provided by Warwick Fire

111 Veterans Memorial Dr  |  Warwick, RI 02886  |  (401) 468-4000

Hold a fire drill and evacuation drill at least once a year. Contact the Fire Department with any questions or to help you plan your drill. 

Complete an Emergency Contact Sheet

Complete a Pre-Plan Worksheet – Upon request the Fire Department Training Department will tour your facility and assist with completing the worksheet and noting areas of importance so that they are aware of them ahead of time.

Install an Easy Access Key Box (RI company) or a Knox Box so in the case of an emergency the Fire Department will not have to break your windows or doors. The Fire Department has a master key so your property damage is minimized.(There may be additional resources available)  You label the keys, attach the box to your building as specified and call to have the keys locked inside.  Locks are keyed by the manufacturer according to the city/town where the box will be installed.

Register For Free with  The City of Warwick has a rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®.  The new system will distribute important or critical emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire city. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

We encourage all residents and businesses to go to register for a free “managed account” with CodeRED®, enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, text and email addresses, to ensure all of the data in the system is accurate and current.

You may also call the City of Warwick’s EMA office at 401-468-4000. 

Export/Import Assistance


  • Office of International Trade: Rhode Island 
    Through trade missions, trade shows, in-country market assistance programs, and trainings in export opportunities, Rhode Island expects to reach target markets and support trade with China and other countries across several sectors. The program hopes to achieve an estimated $15 million in potential business from new Rhode Island exports. 
  • SBA Export Assistant Centers
    If you’re ready to explore the possibilities and challenges of exporting, U.S. Export Assistance Centers provide the help you need. These centers are located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. 
  • World Trade Center of Rhode Island 
    The Center serves the regional business community, as well as offering hands on opportunities for students to learn about global business and Pharmacy Research.
  • Food Export Association Northeast
  • Food Export USA – Northeast is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products from the northeast region of the United States.
  • Contact a Trade Specialist Near You 
    The Commercial Service has a network of export and industry specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and over 80 countries worldwide. These trade professionals provide counseling and a variety of products and services to assist small and midsized U.S. businesses export their products and services. 


Planning & Training

  • Export Business Planner 
    The Export Business Planner is a free, customizable tool for small business owners who are exploring exporting. Using the planner, you can work through the critical processes of export readiness and planning via a ready-made, easily accessible document that can be updated and referenced time and again as your export business grows. 
  • SBA Taking Your Business Global Training 
    These training programs are about international markets and exporting. It is a practical, self-paced course packed with business information as well as real-world examples and helpful tips. You will find that this course is easy to follow and the subject matter indexed for quick reference and easy access. It will take about 30 minutes to complete. After the program, you will have the option of receiving a printed certificate of completion from the SBA.

Articles, Facts & Tips

  • Customs and Border Protection Basic Importing and Exporting  
  • Multiple Links and notices for importing and exporting today.  
  • Steps & Key Factors To Exporting Efficiently 
    Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. Consider these facts:
    • Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S
    • Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries.
  • The link above provides six steps to begin your exporting business transactions.  
  • Basic Guide to Exporting
    An in depth Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for their products and services. Whether your firm is new to exporting or in need of a refresher on the latest ideas and techniques, this comprehensive guide, now completely revised and updated for 2012, provides the nuts-and-bolts information you need to meet the challenges of the world economy.
  • Rhode Island Facts & Figures U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
    Rhode Island’s manufacturing exports play a key role in local production and job growth. Rhode Island exports to over 200 foreign destinations each year. Over 130,000 Rhode Island jobs depend on trade, and that number continues to grow.
  • Tips for New Importers & Exporters From Custom & Border Protection (CBP) 
    In order to avoid potential problems in the clearance of your merchandise, U. S. Customs and Broder Protection (CBP) strongly recommends that you familiarize yourself with CBP policies and procedures prior to actually importing/exporting your goods. 
  • The Law of International Trade: A Business Overview
    U.S. companies engaged in international trade should be alert to the legal issues unique to the international context. This article is intended to raise your awareness of some of the legal issues encountered in international trade.

Imports, Trade Laws & Agreements

Certificate of Origin


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Resource Centers

Local Cities/Towns

Our Core Service Areas

            Western Coventry Fire Department

Cranston City Council & Agendas | Committees, Rules, Members

        East Greenwich      
            Minutes & Agendas

            Move To Warwick RI     
            Warwick City Council  includes the upcoming Council agenda.  
                The Period for Public comment begins at 5:00 p.m. and concludes prior to the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Check the agenda to see which committee will be discussing your item of interest then check the Committee Schedule to see what time they will be inviting public comment.

        West Warwick

            West Warwick Town Council includes the Council Agenda

         West Greenwich       

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CRICC Member Suggested Links

NEACCE – New England Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Official site of Chamber Executives from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York working together to foster excellence in Chamber leadership, community development and business success.  These are New England’s premier business associations, offering relocation and visitor information, real estate and technical assistance. 

NEACCE c/o Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce | 49 South Main Street, Suite 104 | Concord, NH 03301 | 603-224-2508 Fax: 603-224-8128 | [email protected]

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