The Western Governor’s Association met in Post Falls, Idaho for the Re-imaging the Rural West initiative. The panel on cooperatives included a number of our friends: Lori Capouch, Rural Development Director, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives; Tim Freeburg, Board Member, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative; Kate LaTour, Government Relations Manager, National Cooperative Business Association; Tim O’Connell, West […]
Welcome to 2020! We are looking forward to another great year for co-op development in the Pacific Northwest! Help us spread the word by sharing our posts, signing up for our newsletter, and following us on Facebook, Twitter , and YouTube! We have also kicked off our 2020 Co-op Development Fund Drive. Please consider making a […]
Cooperatives comprise a powerful part of the U.S. economy, boasting almost 65,000 establishments and a total membership of over 115 million people. By connecting member needs to services provided, cooperatives are stable, responsive, locally-based institutions that nurture and develop authentic local leaders and informed and empowered members. Cooperatives contribute to the creation of healthy, sustainable […]
Workshops on Creating a Cooperative Caregiver Agency Are you a caregiver interested in employee ownership? Is quality care giving important to you? Do you want more decision making power in your workplace? Skagit County Information Sessions Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Sunday April 29, 2:00 p.m. Oak Harbor Library, Sunday, May 6 2:00 p.m. Visit our […]
On March 2, 2018, the workers of Capital Homecare Cooperative became the third homecare cooperative to open its doors in the State of Washington, joining its sisters Peninsula Homecare Cooperative (Pt. Townsend, WA) and Circle of Life Homecare Cooperative (Bellingham, WA). CHC also became the 5th operational worker co-op in Olympia, WA. Olympia has one […]
We are taking a few weeks off for the holidays, but for now, learn about this incredible fruit cooperative from central Washington. See you in 2018!
Ed Whitfield discusses using the co-op model to build black communities.
Here is an introduction to the concept of the platform co-op. To see it in action, visit social.coop and join for just $1/month!
Many co-ops start with the sweat and tears of their members. Check out of few of the stories from these co-ops: