What exactly do you mean by “nature-based” businesses?
Great question.

Accelerating AppalachiaTM is targeting entrepreneurs and innovators in the following sectors:

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  •  Innovations supporting local and/or organic food systems
  • Value-added food and natural products
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Biomaterials
  • Rural-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Green and natural building technologies
  • Craft brewing and distilling
  • Waste and Water Innovations
  • Sustainable supply chain technologies
  • Sustainable fibers/textiles
  • Agritourism, ecotourism, and outdoor industry
  • Other nature-based innovations and technologies

We’re looking for enterprises that balance benefits to people, planet, and prosperity.

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