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Hope & Main- Good Food, Good Business

“Make Food Your Business” is the motto of Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s own culinary business incubator. Having a great food product is only the beginning when it comes to launching a business. A kitchen that meets commercial standards can cost thousands of dollars and quash any cook’s dream of getting their creation to market. Enter Hope & Main! With code-compliant kitchens that will be shared and rented at below market rates, Hope and Main will mentor entrepreneurs from ideas to full fledged profitable businesses.

photo  Hope and Main
photo Hope and Main


The non-profit was founded by Lisa Raiola, who, along with many others,  has been working very hard to get this project off the ground. Ms. Raiola has said that over a three-year period Hope & Main will generate 99 direct and 236 indirect jobs. Located on Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island, this is a boon for local entrepreneurs and promises to be a boon for the economy as these businesses take root.  And one other great benefit for the locals- there will be a year round Town Market where the food businesses will sell their wares.

Hope & Main will be opening this summer and they are accepting applications. Check their site to see just what they do. This may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!