The American economy was built on the ideas of new Americans who came to this country with a little ingenuity and a great willingness to work hard. Today, however, the process of starting a new business can be confusing and daunting for anyone, let alone someone who may be new to this country. It is incumbent upon all of us to work together to help small businesses succeed in Rhode Island. This Business Expo will connect the next generation of new American entrepreneurs with the right agencies and programs to get their ideas off the ground.

RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin