2022 Greater Newport Business Walk
In its third year, the annual Connect Greater Newport Business Walk brings together business owners, elected officials government representatives and economic development organizations to meet face-to-face and share feedback about the business climate in Bristol and Newport Counties.
Overall, businesses in the region reported that they had a great 2022 peak season, and are growing, but they continue to face some challenges related to the tight labor market, inflation and supply chain shortages.
We offer complimentary, one-on-one business concierge services. Whether you are starting a business, preparing to expand your current operations, or thinking about relocating your business to the Greater Newport region, we can help connect you to the many resources available to businesses in Rhode Island.
Connect Greater Newport (CGN) is the economic development division of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce.
CGN launched in 2018 to lead a public private partnership with resources from Newport and Bristol counties with a mission to support the growth of the region’s existing businesses and to serve as a resource to attract new companies.
Through Connect Greater Newport, the Chamber has implemented a robust Business Retention and Expansion program and developed a 10-year regional economic strategy with recommendations to build a more competitive and resilient economy.