2023 Greater Newport BusinessWalk
Register your Business for a Visit!
Register your business for a 15-minute, in-person interview and give your input about doing business in the region and what can be improved.
This year we will be visiting businesses in Newport County. This area includes Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton.
A small team of volunteers will come to your business between 8:30am-12pm on October 24th. Space is limited - register your business today!
Information gathered from the interviews will be included with the results of our annual business survey. Questions? Read our FAQs.
Business Walk FAQs
What is a Business Walk?
A Business Walk brings together business owners, local leaders and government representatives to gather feedback about the current business climate.
The goal is to identify what parts of the economy are working well and where resources or policies might be implemented to remove barriers to business success.
When is it?
Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 from 8:30am -12pm.
Where will it be?
We will be visiting businesses in Newport County. This area includes Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton.
Which businesses can participate?
Businesses who are actively operating in Newport County can participate. Know another business who would like to be interviewed?
Please share our Business Sign up form
How are the interviews conducted?
Small teams of interviewers will visit businesses to conduct a 15-minute, in-person interview. The interview team will ask questions like
How is your business doing?
What do you like about doing business here?
What could be done to improve the business climate?
Our goal is to understand what is going well in your business and what support you might need to resolve any obstacles to help you grow.
Who is organizing the Business Walk?
The business walk is organized by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce through its regional economic development division, Connect Greater Newport, and its partners.
How will the information from the interviews be used?
Information collected from the interviews will be developed into a report with results and recommendations from our annual business survey. The report will be made public and shared with all participants, government officials, business leaders and the broader community to help meet the needs of our businesses.
We held our first business walk in 2019 and met with more than 80 businesses in the region. Read the 2019 Business Pulse Report here
During the pandemic, we conducted our walk virtually, interviewing more than fifty businesses by phone or video call. Read 2021 Business Pulse Report here
In 2022, we met face-to face with sixty businesses. Read 2022 Business Pulse Report
Who can I contact for more information?
Our Business Outreach Specialist, Isabel Marsh will be happy to assist. Contact Isabel