The Institute

The Institute for Economic Empowerment & Development (IEED) is a 501 (c) (3) charitable arm of RIBBA and provides financial for RIBBA’s initiatives and programs by the way of grants and fundraisers.

IEED purpose is to promote economic and business development in Rhode Island by providing educational seminars, workshops and other programming for aspiring, emerging or established small business and their owners and staff to help them take their businesses or ideas to the next level. We will also provide volunteer financial and business coaching to low-income individuals who show an entrepreneurial spirit to help them start a new small business or expand an existing one.