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Worker Cooperatives: Origin Stories and Development Strategies

Expanding democratic ownership

Worker cooperatives are an important part of the community wealth building toolbox, and our new report Worker Cooperatives, Pathways to Scale, authored by Hilary Abell, assesses the state of worker cooperative development in the United States and suggests key strategies and policies for scaling up its impact. The infographics below highlight some of the key taxonomies in Abell’s analysis, explaining where worker cooperatives originate from and the common methods used to catalyze their creation:

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