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 […]

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 […]

Home Care Associates – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Home Care Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 200 Became employee owned: 1993 Assistance: ICA Group Learn more www.homecareassociatespa.com Forbes – How this Economic Boom May (Finally) Improve Low Wage Care Jobs (2018) Cision – Nationally Recognized Philadelphia Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperative Appoints New Leader (2018) Stevenson – Home Care Associates: Empowering Home Health […]

Childspace Daycare Centers – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Childcare Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 50 Became employee owned: 1988 Articles Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) Generocity – Short film on Philly co-ops (2016) Germantown Beat – Inside a four-star day-care center in Germantown (2014) GEO – Storytelling for Childcare Advocacy: Childspace Alive and Well After 21 […]

O&O Supermarkets – Philadelphia, PA

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This business has closed. Industry: Grocery Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 700 Became employee owned: 1982 Summary The O&O Supermarkets were a series of worker cooperatives in the Philadelphia area in the 1980s. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1357, in partnership with Philadelphia Area Cooperative Enterprise (PACE), organized the first two […]