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Welcome to Local Return

Building community wealth in Rhode Island

Our mission is to build community wealth in Rhode Island through ownership and investment, particularly in neighborhoods that have experienced historical disinvestment.

Local Return Vision

Controlling our own economic destiny

Our vision is for Rhode Island families and communities to control their own economic destiny. We do this by building the local community investment ecosystem; advocating for local policies and practices that support a vibrant and just local economy; and increasing community awareness and capacity.
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April 27 is National Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day was established in 2013 to promote, celebrate, and highlight the value of the independent bookstore community. This national one-day party held the

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Join us for a book discussion

Marjorie Kelly’s recent book, Wealth Supremacy: How the Extractive Economy and the Biased Rules of Capitalism Drive Today’s Crises, is “a powerful analysis of how

Our Value

What is community wealth?

A community’s wealth comes from the assets that it collectively owns or controls, and which the community uses to care for its place and one another.

About Us

Local Return was established to help build community wealth in Rhode Island through ownership and investment within its local communities.

Why Wealth?

Community wealth matters because it leads to community resilience, a place’s ability to withstand challenges and persist, adapt, and transform itself.

Get Involved

Local Return is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and we depend on the support of our community through donations as well as volunteering.

Coming Your Way

Upcoming Events

Check out upcoming events hosting by Local Return, our partners, or the community. Click on the event for more details and information.

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Sat, 18 May, 09:00 AM
Become a new Business Owner English cohort: May 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. What you will learn: INSPIRE teaches you the…
Wed, 29 May, 06:00 PM
Marjorie Kelly’s recent book, Wealth Supremacy: How the Extractive Economy and the Biased Rules of Capitalism Drive Today’s Crises, is “a…
Thu, 30 May, 08:30 AM
Join us for Olneyville Business Coffee Thursday, May 30, 8:30-10:00 AM Location: 222 Manton Avenue, Providence, RI An informational session…

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Local Return aims to connect grassroots investors with local opportunities to invest. Do you care about Rhode Island? Do you want to put your money where your home is? We’re here to help.