The Narragansett Bay Watershed Economy Project examines the watershed’s economic value through the lens of 13 key local industries driving more than $14 billion in revenue and expenditure.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Ana Duque is the owner of Green Tenderfoot, a zero-waste company she started in July that allows customers to buy products that lower their waste footprints.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Cindy Bogart and Mary Gervais have launched a plan to “reuse the past.” It’s their motto, both professionally and personally.
FOSTER, R.I. — The expansion of Legend’s Creek Farm’s business to include the baking and selling of bread has been delayed for a year by a neighboring salvage yard that is operating without state or town approval.
PROVIDENCE — The business model for OURgrain is as much about recapturing food waste as it is about food science.
Meatworks, a new USDA meat-processing facility in Westport, Mass., hopes to help southern New England livestock farmers by offering a geographically convenient full-service processing facility with smokehouse, sausage-making, and butchering on site.
PROVIDENCE — For a somewhat high-end, somewhat off-the-beaten-track shop, both in its location and in the products it sells, Mission Electric Bike seems to be doing pretty well.
PROVIDENCE — While Narragansett Bay and the rest of the state’s coastal waters play a celebrated role in the local economy, so too do Rhode Island’s 400,000 acres of forestland, of which about 70 percent is privately owned.
Historic preservation pays dividends for Rhode Island’s economy and environment, according to a new study.
PROVIDENCE — Outdated thinking is driving the spread of an altered economy, one that reduces the emphasis on unbridled profit-making and gives priority to health, nature and economic equality.
NEWPORT. R.I. — PowerDocks LLC, a local marine development firm, has partnered with the city to launch Blue Isles platform in Newport Harbor.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Jayne Merner Senecal returned to the hive last July, although, truth be told, she never truly left. After all, she’s a farmer’s daughter. She grew up on Earth Care Farm.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Some 12.5 million boats are registered in the United States, and a growing number — about 5 percent now — run on electric propulsion. A pair of Rhode Islanders has started a business to meet the energy demands of boaters without their having to rely on fossil fuels.
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rob Swanson has a sawmill on wheels, and if you have a favorite tree that must be felled, it doesn’t have to be sawed into firewood. He can come to your property and mill it into boards.