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How Urban Governments Are Promoting Worker Co-ops

Michelle Camou

This article by Michelle Camou of Grassroots Economic Organizing describes how local governments in cities large and small can become key actors in implementing and accelerating community wealth building endeavors. For example, Camou cites the Cleveland government's involvement in the success of the Evergreen Cooperatives as a pivotal moment for local, inclusive, and sustainable community development:

Working with the Democracy Collaborative, Rochester has been able to build upon the lessons from the Cleveland experience. Certain alterations have been built into Rochester's anchor approach that, ultimately, may help minimize financial risk and potentially allow for quicker growth of the supportive infrastructure built through the corporate umbrella... Read full article.