• Our mission

    The NWCDC works 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


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"We could not have succeeded without the tireless help of NWCDC and they continue to be a key resource in our efforts to succeed as a cooperatively owned and operated community. We are now an example of stable, quality, low income housing. Cooperative ownership is a viable economic answer to the questions of uncertainty faced in rural and low income areas."

- Elias Mora, Board of Directors, Cascade Village Co-op