Business Resources


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.

SEED Corporation has a great resources for Business Planning.

Resources for Orleans Businesses

Massachusetts Department of Business Development

Massachusetts Small Business Development Network

State Resources

Mass BizWorks

Mass Development

Center for Women & Enterprise

Commonwealth Corporation



Mass Housing

Mass Save

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Local and Regional Resources

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

County of Barnstable

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Cape Cod Commission

SCORE Cape Cod

Cape Cod Young Professionals

Cape Cod Technology Council

Cape Cod Volunteers

Cape Light Compact

Community Development Partnership

Open Cape

SEED Corporation

Smarter Cape

Town of Orleans