Democracy at Work Institute

ASBN – How Employee Ownership Can Reshape the Economic Outlook of South Atlanta’s Minority Neighborhoods

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From the Atlanta Small Business Network: When it comes to small businesses and entrepreneurship, Atlanta is where business owners go to thrive. However, the story is not as bright for all of the city’s citizens. While Atlanta boasts a booming economy for most, the city became the number one most unequal large city in the country on […]

Georgia

Atlanta Business Journal – Choate Construction moves towards 100% employee-ownership

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From the Atlanta Business Journal:  One of Atlanta’s top private companies ranked by companywide revenue will soon be 100 percent employee owned. Atlanta-based Choate Construction Co. reported it is transferring beneficial ownership via the newly created Choate Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust. Company founder Millard Choate said the firm was “solicited continuously over the years by […]

California

Project Equity – Project Equity keeps Berkeley businesses rooted in the local economy

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In the first video (above), Jordan Klein, the City of Berkeley’s Economic Development Manager, describes the tremendous potential that employee ownership can offer cities and why Berkeley embraces it. In the second video (above), Jordan describes how Project Equity has helped advance the city’s goal to keep businesses rooted in the local economy. Get the […]

Capital Impact Partners

Cision – Capital Impact Partners and The Workers Lab Support Immigrant Communities through Fifth Annual Co-op Innovation Award

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From Cision: ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW YORK, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Co-ops have real power to transform structurally disinvested communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. Through Capital Impact Partners’ Co-op Innovation Award, three cooperative organizations have the chance to create systemic change in their communities. For the fifth annual Co-op Innovation Award, Capital Impact Partners and The Workers Lab partnered to award […]