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Connections: Reshaping Rochester - Employee-Owned Businesses

Democracy Collaborative President Ted Howard joins Evan Dawson of WXXI News (Rochester’s NPR-affiliated public radio station) to discuss the organization’s involvement in developing plans for the Rochester City government to invest in cooperative business development. Also on the segment are Mo Duggan, executive director of Community Design Center of Rochester and Maria Furgiuele, former board president and current committee member of the Community Design Center of Rochester.

What can Rochester learn from the growth of neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio? Quite a bit, according to Ted Howard, the president of The Democracy Collaborative. His group helped develop a plan centered on employee-owned businesses. The goal was to create 500 jobs in the first four years, with an eye toward 5,000 jobs.

Listen to the full radio segment here.

Publication date: 2016-06-01
Parent publication: WXXI News: Rochester Public Radio
Publication URL: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-reshaping-rochester-employee-owned-businesses

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