Doing Business in Orleans
As a major business area of the Lower Cape Orleans has a strong year-round business community that provides services to visitors, second home-owners and residents of Cape Cod. Orleans has close proximity to a large second-home owner population, an educated workforce and a robust tourism economy.
The Orleans Chamber of Commerce connects entrepreneurs and small businesses to the Town of Orleans and a network of non-profit and government agency resource partners that offer business building services in the Lower Cape. Call us at (508) 255-7203 for more information.
In 2010 the Town of Orleans commissioned a Business Survey of the Orleans Village Center. Below is the list of identified complimentary businesses that may do well in the Orleans Village Center. The Chamber recommends you research the market potential of your business idea in Orleans before you begin your investment as the business climate does change.
|Existing Market Segment Clusters||Potential Complementary Business Opportunities|
|Tourists & Seasonal Visitors/Residents||Entertainment (e.g. movies, performance theatre, etc.) Cultural art center/community center Additional restaurants, galleries & specialty shops|
|Health & Environment Conscious Consumers||Earth-friendly/”Green” products/services Healthy food restaurant/organic, Vegetarian restaurant Organic products, recycled products Yoga studio, Pilates studio Fruit Smoothies, Frozen Yogurt shop Eco-friendly fashions, organic cotton etc.|
|Grandparents/Children & Families||Candy shop Children’s clothing Science/education toy/game store|
|Existing Comparative/Crossover Clusters||Potential Complimentary Business Opportunities|
|Restaurants & Entertainment||Restaurants/venues with live music Additional restaurants especially types not represented (Mexican/Taqueria/Burroto, Thai, Sushi, Mediterranean, Tapas, Wine Bar, Health-oriented/organic)|
|Specialty Foods||Candy shop|
|Women’s Clothing & Accessories||Day Spa, Massage, Medi-Spa Additional women’s fashions & accessories Beauty supply/Cosmetics/Hair products Yoga studio, Pilates studio|
|Home Improvement & Home Furnishings||Home accessories/accents Eco-friendly products for the home Antiques Linens, luxury bed & bath Pottery/dishware|
|Recreation/Sporting/Biking Goods||Sporting goods/sporting apparel Water sports related, golf related|
|Health Care||Additional healthcare services (especially senior-oriented) Dentist|
Please contact one of our Commercial Real Estate Agents to find a the necessary location for your business.
Resources for Orleans Businesses
Local and Regional Resources