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 and equitable communities but sometimes national, state, and local policies may hinder their growth and development.
On October 23, 2019, NCBA CLUSA, the Cooperative Development Foundation and local partner the Northwest Cooperative Development Center will host a regional cooperative policy roundtable in Olympia, WA.
This one-day Regional Policy Roundtable discussion provides an opportunity to connect with local leaders and cooperative business experts. The discussion aims to identify and articulate the most significant strategic national, state, and local policies along with financing mechanisms and other systems and structures that support or impede cooperative development. See the schedule.
A light breakfast will be served and lunch will be provided.
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Parking is not available at the Daniel J. Evans Library building. Please plan to park at the nearby McCann Plaza, a four-minute walk across the campus of The Evergreen State College.
Please note: NCBA CLUSA will take video footage and photographs at this event. By attending, you agree to give NCBA CLUSA permission to use your image for lawful purposes including publicity, illustration and advertising.