RI Business Forum

Shop Local in Warren, RI

August 31, 2022

Let's take a look at the beautiful town of Warren, RI. The town has created a curated collection of Warren small business vendors which will evolve and change seasonally. So many fun and exciting events are happening in Warren as the town continues its focus on creating a vibrant waterside community.

Here are some fun facts about the Town of Warren:

Warren was the original home of Brown University, founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

In the mid-18th century, the town was well known as a whaling port, and ship building became an important industry here.

In the middle of the 19th century, business attention turned to textile manufacturing. Warren's first cotton mill was erected by the Warren Manufacturing Company in 1847.

Mills and factories developed during and after the Civil War, attracting an immigrant work force.

Today, Warren is home to several diverse waterfront businesses! Check them out!