Co-op model as a vehicle of transformation in local government
Writing for Co-op News, Anca Voinea takes a look at the new Co-op Party community wealth building pamphlet:
Preston’s community wealth building model has its roots in the Cleveland Model promoted by the Democracy Collaborative in the USA. The approach is focused on getting anchor institutions such as universities, councils or hospitals to support local businesses, including co-operatives through procurement. Where gaps are identified the councils can support communities to set up new worker owned co-operatives to provide the services needed.