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“Co-Ops and Local Ownership”

“Co-Ops and Local Ownership”

Seattle Renewable Energy Meet-up Group, Thursday, Oct 28th, 7-9 pm

Meet the folks from the Northwest Coop Development Center www.nwcdc.coop and learn how forming co-ops is a proven strategy to help people access economic resources that meet their needs. In today’s recession economy, there is a renewed interest in local ownership and right-sized businesses with strong community accountability. NWCDC is devoted to assisting new and existing cooperative businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawaii. Renewable-resource co-ops on their client list include the Last Mile Electric Co-op, Olympia BioFuels, and Our Wind Co-op. The “cooperative business model” also works for service and manufacturing businesses. Please plan to attend and get the details on renewable energy co-ops.

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  • Roy

    Good presentation and alternative to big / small incorporation. I sincerely hope that it works out as it is time small companies and co-ops take back and help create jobs and opportunities back in America. Didn't get the chance to talk to everyone but definitely will try to network more the next time around.

    November 3, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent topic, presenters and networking.

    October 29, 2010

  • David

    A good introduction to Co-ops and the different types and some good networking afterwards. Thanks!

    October 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Co-ops are experiencing a revival today in today's economy and generally are more successful than private enterprise and the members receive higher wages and more benefits. It's not revolutionalry--it's "solutionary"!
    The presentation by Northwest Cooperative Development Center will be posted under "files". They are our "go-to" resource in WA State for help with co-ops.

    October 29, 2010

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