Mexcon – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 40 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more Facebook – Mexcon Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) PACA – Unstoppable How cooperative businesses are transforming communities (video) (2017) PACA – City Council Hearing Testimonial (2016) Philadelphia Citizen – Reading Between The Co-ops […]

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Commonwealth Hudson Valley – Cooperative Strategies 3: Support Conversions

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From: Commonwealth Hudson Valley: In Philadelphia, city officials have teamed up with the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) to support coop conversionsalong West Philly’s 52nd Street corridor. The area has one of the densest concentrations of black-owned businesses in the city, and many of the owners are at or beyond retirement age, with no prospects of […]

Hivemind – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more www.hivemindphilly.com Philadelphia Inquirer – Why this construction boss decided to turn his workers into owners   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Pennsylvania Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by the Philadelphia […]

1149 Cooperative – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more 1149coop.com Eater – The Restaurant Owners Fighting Systems That Allow Abuse to Persist (2019) NPQ – Restaurant Worker Co-ops Serve Food, Drinks, and Social Justice (2019) Culture Work – Spotlight: 1149 Cooperative (2019) Philadelphia Magazine – Here’s […]

Bonfire Media Collective – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Media Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more bonfire.coop Generocity – 3 local gov staffers are studying other cities’ co-ops to boost Philly’s democratic biz economy Generocity – Media Mobilizing Project is bringing the heat with new sister org Bonfire Media Collective (2018) Next City […]

PWA Handyman – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2017 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more pwahandymen.com Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) PACA – Unstoppable How cooperative businesses are transforming communities (video) (2017) PACA – 20→20 Spotlight: Cooperativa PWA (2016) Video Employee Owned Small Businesses in Pennsylvania Employee Owned […]