About this Initiative

Location:

New York, New York, United States of America (the), Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Year Started: 
2014
Social issue: 
Economic Development
Initiative stage: 
Organizing for Impact
Initiative Purpose and Goals: 

We are a growing coalition of cooperative developers, service providers, community-based organizations and institutions. We are bound by a shared vision of a New York City business landscape where worker cooperatives in New York will be an essential and integral actor, thanks to a support infrastructure which catalyzes the development and growth of successful cooperatives. Their presence will contribute to an economy that has become fairer, more just and equitable, where business ownership is inclusive and accessible across lines of race, class, age, gender and sexual orientation and economic justice and community wealth-building are integral parts of business as usual.

We engage in policy, planning, education, field building work benefiting the creation & growth of strong worker cooperative businesses. We strive to build the movement outwards and ensure that the cooperative businesses we help create meet with a market and a business support environment that understands their unique and transformative nature.