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 […]

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 […]

News

New Research Details Effects of ‘Silver Tsunami’ on Local Economies and What To Do About It

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From Whatcom Talk: Project Equity, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to advancing community economic resiliency, released a report today examining the small business landscape in Washington, and the potential transfer or closure of many of these businesses as baby boomer owners retire over the next 15 years. This data, gathered in partnership with and commissioned by […]

Colorado

KOAA – Gov. Polis signs executive order to establish commission on employee ownership

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From KOAA News 5: Governor Jared Polis was in Colorado Springs Wednesday to sign an executive order that establishes a commission on employee ownership. The commission will provide support and resources for businesses that want to become employee-owned. “When employees succeed, the business succeeds, and when the business succeeds, the employees succeed,” said Governor Polis. […]