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Earth Designs Cooperative – Rosendale, NY

Earth Designs Cooperative is 6-employee landscaping company in Rosendale, New York, in the Hudson Valley. The founder of the young company converted it to a worker cooperative as it grew in order to retain employees who might otherwise see the work as fulfilling but temporary. The company was restructured to give employees greater opportunity for professional growth, investment and the pride of ownership, while the founder stayed on as a member.

Location: New York
Industry: Landscaping
Number of employees: 20
Became employee owned: 2016
Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI)
Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE)

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