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Gotham Greens greenhouse (photo by Gotham Greens and Julie McMahon)
Gotham Greens greenhouse (photo by Gotham Greens and Julie McMahon)

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. Check out these opportunities to invest in Rhode Island. 

Please note: Local Return is making these local opportunities available for your consideration. Listing on this site does not equal endorsement. Please conduct your own due diligence before making any investment or purchase.


Recent changes in federal securities law have opened crowdfunding to grassroots investors. Data suggests that the most important new beneficiaries are companies led by women and people of color. By mobilizing local businesses and grassroots investors to take advantage of investment crowdfunding, our neighborhoods will see more income, wealth, jobs, and successful businesses. 

Current opportunities:

  • Help Build Soulita’s HQ: Locally-owned skincare company Soulita is raising $50,000 to renovate its 3,000-square foot warehouse in Olneyville.
  • Help New Majority Capital provide financing, education, and support to help create more BIPOC, women, & small business owners through business acquisition
  • Help Fat Leaf Water, based in Newport, produce 60K hydration powder packets.

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