Providence is Open for Business

Providence is a City that Works for every resident and business. Mayor Brett P. Smiley and our teams at the Offices of Economic Development and Economic Opportunity are here to help you and your business succeed.




For job-ready Providence residents looking for placement in open positions with First Source employers.

Support for Small Businesses

Support for small businesses or those interested in starting one, including grants, loans, and technical assistance.

Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Procurement Program connecting certified businesses with opportunities to sell their products and services.

Year-Long Youth Employment Programs

Vision for a city with economic and educational opportunities for all.

Self-Employment Program

Provide unemployed and under-employed Providence residents with the training and support necessary so that they can become re-employed by starting their own businesses.