Fostering community economic development primarily through the cooperative business model since 1979!
The Next Generation of Ownership
By 2024, all “Baby Boomers” (those born from 1946 through 1964) will be at least 60 years old. As business owners from this birth cohort plan their retirement, they may not readily find a buyer or have family members interested in keeping the business operational. It is estimated that only 20% of current small businesses will transfer to a new owner. We can help increase that percentage by working with the owners and the employees to create a worker cooperative.
Strengthen Your Co-op
Democratic governance and support from other cooperatives are essential to any co-op. We can help strengthen:
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:
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.
Support Our Work
We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to support our efforts to assist cooperative and help new cooperatives prosper are tax-deductible to the limits established by law. Please consider making an on-line donation today! You can target specific projects if you wish. Any amount is appreciated.
As the nation continues to age, in-home caregiving continues to be one of the fastest-growing service sectors. Co-ops offer caregivers control over their working conditions, better wages, and even benefits.
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