• When it comes to cooperatives, we can help!

    • Cooperatives are a successful business model serving communities in this nation and across the world.
    • NWCDC helps people build business ownership, sound management and economic health.
    • NWCDC is supported through fee-for-service income, grants and donations.

  • Our mission

    is to foster community economic development through the cooperative business model.

    The NWCDC logo features twin pines, a symbol used by North American cooperatives to mark the mutual support of people helping people.

  • Establish your co-op

    • Feasibility Assessment/Analysis
    • Organizational Development
    • Cooperative Education
    • Business Planning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Market Research
    • Board Training
    • Grant Writing

  • Strengthen your co-op

    Democratic goverance and support from other cooperatives is essential to any co-op. We can help strengthen:

    • Member participation
    • Oversight by the Board
    • Your co-op’s role in the broader community

  • Expand your co-op

    To succeed as a strong business, co-ops need effective operations and sound financial management. We can assist with:

    • Business planning
    • Financial management
    • Operations assessments
    • Strategic planning
    • Personnel recruitment


  • Join us Sept. 12! A regional conference for new & growing food co-ops

Contact Us

407 4th Ave E Suite 201
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-4241
(360) 570-8415 (fax)

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NWCDC was instrumental in assisting residents of Hidden Village manufactured housing community save and purchase our community as a co-op. If they hadn’t, our community would have closed. Since purchasing, NWCDC has continued to assist our Co-op in operating our community the way we want it.

- Marjorie Neff, President, Hidden Village Cooperative, signed June 21, 2011