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Worker-Owned Businesses Are Having a Moment
Seed Commons
Bloomberg Businessweek
March 31, 2021

Worker-Owned Cooperatives are Building Their Own Investment Network
Seed Commons
Next City
Jan 28, 2021

Transforming the Extractive Economy
Seed Commons
Common Future
Dec 10, 2019

The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks
Seed Commons
Yes! Magazine
Dec 4, 2018

Peer Members

Building the Pipeline: How to keep small business open through minority ownership
Co-op Cincy
Soapbox Cincinnati
June 15, 2021

Black-owned cooperative startups in the North End model opportunity for more equitable Detroit
Detroit Community Wealth Fund
Model D Media
May 10, 2021

BIPOC Community Wealth Building at Cooperation Richmond
Cooperation Richmond
Next Economy Now Podcast
September 21, 2020

Co-op network grows community-based businesses
PODER Emma
Mountain Xpress
August 21, 2020

Kwanzaa Meets Capital: Meet Boston’s New Democratic Investment Fund
Boston Ujima Project
Forbes
Jan 3, 2019

The First Democratically Managed Investment Fund Launches in Boston
Boston Ujima Project
Next City
Dec 28, 2018

Community fund launched: Ujima Project to raise $5m investment fund for local businesses
Boston Ujima Project
The Bay State Banner
Dec 19, 2018

Worker Cooperatives — Widening Spheres of Democracy
Cooperative Richmond and Rich City Rides
Upstream Podcast
April 24, 2018

Workplace Solidarity in the Equitable Economy
L.A. Co-op Lab
Dollars & Sense
July/August, 2018

How Cooperation Richmond is empowering marginalized communities to build an equitable economy
Cooperation Richmond
Shareable
March 15, 2018

Where Does a Worker-Owned Collective Business Get a Loan?
Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy
Next City
June 28, 2017

Union Cooperative Initiative Grows in Cincinnati
Coop Cincy (as CUCI)
Cooperative Grocer Magazine
Jan/Feb, 2017

From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
Coop Cincy (as CUCI)
Yes! Magazine
January 23, 2017

NYC’s Worker Cooperative Ecosystem Continues to Grow
The Working World
Next City
January 19, 2017

It’s Time for Impact Investors to Rethink Risk
The Working World
SOCAP Digital
Jan 2, 2017

Supported Co-ops

More Baltimore businesses are becoming worker-owned, but they still face economic and pandemic hurdles
Red Emmas
Baltimore Sun
Oct 11, 2021

Joe Squared Worker-Owners Say Co-ops Can Provide Stability For Struggling Restaurants
Joe Squared
WYPR
Feb 26, 2021

Baltimore is Democratizing the Economy, One Pint at a Time
Taharka Brothers Ice Cream
Next City
Jan 26, 2021

Pagoda Café reopens on Bayou Road, transforming into a worker-owned cooperative
Pagoda Café
Nola.com
Jan 25, 2021

Can beloved Baltimore pizza place Joe Squared be a model for the flagging restaurant industry?
Joe Squared
Baltimore Sun
Dec 31, 2020

Baltimore’s Taharka Brothers latest business to convert to worker-owned cooperative
Taharka Brothers Ice Cream
Baltimore Sun
Dec 15, 2020

Cooperative Capital: Cajou Creamery owners seek funding to benefit more than just their business
Cajou Creamery
Baltimore Business Journal
Oct 15, 2020

Worker-Owned Industrial Conglomerate Makes First Acquisition
Obran
Next City
June 11, 2020

How blue-collar employees at a New York stone yard became owners of the company they work for
Brooklyn Stone & Tile
Business Insider
April 16, 2020

As Red Emma’s turns 15, it has become a model for a number of worker co-ops in the city.
Red Emma’s
Baltimore Magazine
Oct 19, 2019

Baltimore Worker Cooperative Continues Expanding and Evolving
Red Emma’s
Next City
June 18, 2018

Closing the Funding Gap for Worker Cooperatives
Red Emma’s
Next City
July 8, 2016

New Era Windows Opens for Business in Chicago
New Era Windows
The Nation
May 9, 2013