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3 local gov staffers are studying other cities’ coops to boost Philly’s democratic biz economy

From Generocity:

Cooperative biz models aren’t new in Philadelphia, but lately, they’ve been getting a bit more top-down support. A yearlong fellowship that teaches city leaders the necessary skills for catalyzing democratic business ownership is working in three local commercial corridors: 52nd Street, Woodland Avenue and East Passyunk Avenue.

The SEED Fellowship — which stands for Shared Equity in Economic Development — is led by the National League of Cities and the Democracy at Work Institute. Besides Philadelphia, SEED is working in Miami, Atlanta and Durham, North Carolina.

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