2023 Business Walk
October 24th, 8:30am-12pm
Taking the Pulse of the Region’s Business Climate
In its fourth year, the Greater Newport Business Walk brings together business owners with elected officials, government representatives and economic development organizations to gather feedback on the business environment.
This year we will be visiting businesses in Newport County - Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton.
Small teams of volunteers will be visiting businesses between 8:30am-12pm on October 24th to conduct a brief interview that will take about 15-20 minutes. Information gathered from the interviews will be included with the results of our annual business survey.
Showcase your business and share your feedback on what it's like to do business here. Space is limited - sign up today!
Please complete and submit this brief registration page to reserve you spot!
Help us Gather Feedback on the Region's Business Climate - Sign Up to Be an Interviewer!
As an interviewer, you will be part of a small team of volunteers who will visit businesses between 8:30am-12pm on October 24th to conduct a brief interview that will take about 15-20 minutes.
This year we will be visiting businesses in Newport County - Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton. Information gathered from the interviews will be included with the results of our annual business survey.
Please complete and submit this brief registration form to reserve you spot!
NEW! Take Our Business Survey!
The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is conducting a Business Trends and Outlook survey in collaboration with Salve Regina University to gather information directly from business owners to assess business conditions in our region.
As a business owner in Newport or Bristol County, we encourage you to complete this brief survey. Individual responses will be kept confidential. It should take no longer than 10 minutes.
Data collected from the survey will be analyzed by students in Salve’s Business Research Methods course and shared as a public report at the end of the year. Read our FAQs for more information.
Your feedback assists the Chamber and its partners in developing business support systems and in advocating for legislative change on behalf of the business community.
Our goal is to conduct this survey annually to track and adapt to changes in the business environment.
Business Walk Reports
Information collected from the interviews is developed into a report with recommendations to improve our business climate. The findings are shared with all Business Walk participants, government officials, business leaders and the broader community to help meet the needs of our businesses.
We organized our first business walk in 2019, meeting with more than 80 businesses in the region. Read the 2019 Business Walk Report
During the pandemic, we conducted our walk virtually, interviewing more than fifty businesses by phone or video call. Read the 2021 Business Pulse Report
In 2022, we met face-to-face with more than fifty businesses. Read the 2022 Business Pulse Report