Co-op Hangout In Portland April 12

The board of NWCDC will be holding its annual retreat in Portland this year from April 12-13. As part of that event, they will also be hosting the April edition of the Co-op Hangout, a social event for mostly worker co-ops in the region. NWCDC board members and SympbiOp Co-op founder JT Yu has been […]

NWCDC Hiring Mktg&Acquisition Specialist for Conversions

Fostering community economic development through the cooperative business model Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist (Worker Co-op Conversions) Company Overview NWCDC, a 501c3 non-profit, provides education and technical assistance to workers, producers, and consumers to support their efforts to start, support and/or expand cooperatives. NWCDC promotes cooperatives as a vibrant business model to address the economic and […]

Seattle Times Article on Employee Ownership in Washington

“The case of MSA may be uncommon, but it is not unique. There are around three dozen worker-owned businesses in Washington, active in just about every sector of the economy — from retail to consulting services to senior living. And with a new Washington employee-ownership law, which became effective Sunday, experts expect that number to […]

Oregon Welcomes its First Mental Health Provider Cooperative

Pulse Wellness Cooperative Expands Local Mental Health Initiatives Pulse Wellness Cooperative (PWC) recently announced its groundbreaking shift from a privately-owned therapy practice to a worker-owned cooperative. Formerly Pulse Wellness, LLC, Pulse Wellness Cooperative launched on January 1, 2023. Pulse Wellness Cooperative is one of only a few worker-owned behavioral health cooperatives in the country, and […]

Puget Sound Food Hub Hiring Controller

Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative is excited to announce the launch of our recruitment campaign for a Financial Controller to join our dynamic farmer-owned cooperative! This position will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the financial operations of our organization. Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance and accounting, will […]

Senate Bill 5096 Builds Strong Economy Through Employee Ownership in Washington

The Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) praises the passage of Senate Bill 5096 Employee Ownership by the Washington Legislature and thanks Governor Inslee for signing it into law! Sponsored by State Senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane) and Senate Majority Leader Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), the law is, according to Jack Moriarty of Ownership America, the nation’s most […]

Add Your Voice to the Co-op Identity!

Over the past couple of years, the International Cooperative Alliance, an NGO that represents over 1 billion co-op members worldwide, has been working to revise the Statement on the Cooperative Identity (drafted in 1995). The next phase involves those 1 billion plus people–including YOU!  There will be sessions to have an in-depth discussion about the […]

Bareroot Plant Sale 

This sale benefits the Permaculture Rising Nursery Collective.  All plants are $10, unless noted.  These are larger plants. We can offer quantity discounts if needed.  Please get in touch to arrange this. Pick up on March 25th in Olympia, Please order by March 20 Pick up on April 1 in Portland, OR or April 2nd  in […]

Case Study of Washington Home Care Cooperatives Available

In anticipation of the e-book coming February 1, you can read the case study on the 5 Washington Homecare Cooperatives now!

We Are Hiring!

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