Woonsocket Economic Development Summit Kicks Off on April 25th with Free Informational and Networking Event


Woonsocket, R.I.: Interested in starting a business or investing in Woonsocket? Join the Department of Planning and Development for its first Economic Development Summit on Thursday, April 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Mito Japanese Steakhouse, 754 Front Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 


“This event is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and investors to learn about the City of Woonsocket and connect with local and state resources,” stated Woonsocket’s Planning Director, Michael Debroisse. “Startup businesses are facing a challenging environment due to high real estate prices and interest rates, but the City of Woonsocket offers a unique opportunity for commerce to prosper with its strategic location along the Rhode Island – Massachusetts border, access to affordable housing, and attractive commercial lease rates. My Department has been very active and is excited to share the various initiatives we have been working on.” 


Woonsocket Mayor Christopher Beauchamp stated, "This summit is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn about our economic development initiatives and to network with local and state resources, investors, city officials, and local business owners."


In addition to the Mayor, Council, and City Staff, representatives from Rhode Island Commerce, Woonsocket Education Center, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, and local property owners and brokers will attend. 


Complimentary appetizers will be provided, and drinks will be available for purchase. Mito Japanese Steakhouse is a new Woonsocket business offering fresh Japanese sushi and hibachi, as well as Chinese cuisine.


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