What exactly do you mean by “nature-based” businesses?
Accelerating AppalachiaTM is targeting entrepreneurs and innovators in the following sectors:
- Innovations supporting local and/or organic food systems
- Value-added food and natural products
- Sustainable forestry
- 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.