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Community Investing
Video: Local Return on the Local Leaders Roundtable

Kicking yourself for missing March’s Local Leaders Roundtable presentation on community investing, featuring our very own Jessica David? Fear not; it was recorded! Watch now.

Tea and chocolate mousse from Madrid Bakery & Patisserie in Providence
Call to Action
Hot Beverage February

During the month of February, we’re partnering with Eat Drink RI to encourage you to get out and support your local, independently-owned cafes, bakeries, and

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Call to Action
Independents Month 2023

July is Independents Month!  Independents Month celebrates independent, locally-owned businesses and the community values they embody: Call to Action! Independents Month is a fabulous time

Build communities, Shop Black owned
Community Wealth
Shop Black-Owned

This February, Local Return joins many partners around the U.S. to support Black-owned businesses. Let’s inspire our communities to help build Black wealth and celebrate

Chart showing disparities among Rhode Island neighborhoods
Community Wealth
Local Return releases 2023 Policy Paper

COVID impacted everyone, but the people and places that were hit hardest were those without a “cushion.” Communities that lack a wealth of reserves in

Local Social is November 2 at Apponaug Brewing in Warwick
Local Return news
It’s Local Social time again

Interested in local economies and investing? Come on out to our next Local Social at Apponaug Brewing on Wednesday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m. You’ll meet

Local Partners
Meet Kritika and Kiera, our Learning Fellows

This summer, Local Return is thrilled to have on our team two Learning Fellows through the Swearer Center at Brown University. Kiera Walsh and Kritika