Pingree – Detroit, MI

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Detroit, Michigan Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE) From the company https://pingreedetroit.com/ Learn more C2BE – Pingree Detroit SEED – Pingree Detroit Aims to Disrupt the Leather Waste Cycle (2019) WDET – These Three Businesses Are Creating A Worker-Owned Economy in Detroit (Audio) (2019) […]

Capital Homecare Cooperative – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Home Care Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 4 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center From the company http://capitalhomecare.coop/ Learn more NWCDC – Welcome Capital Homecare Cooperative (2018) NWCDC – Capital Home Care Cooperative (video) (2018) Senior Action Network – First Homecare Cooperative Opens Its Doors for Business (2018) Thurston […]

Brightly – New York City, NY

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Industry: Cleaning Location: New York City, New York Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Center for Family Life Learn more https://brightly.coop/ https://www.upandgo.coop/ Fifty by Fifty – Brightly Cleaning: Lessons from the First U.S. Worker Cooperative Franchise (2020) ILO – Brightly® – Scaling up worker cooperatives through the franchise model (2019) Fast Company […]

Echo Adventure Cooperative – Groveland, CA

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Industry: Recreation and Tourism Location: Groveland, California Number of workers: 6 Became employee owned: 2017 From the company https://www.echocoop.com/ https://www.facebook.com/EchoCoOp Certified B Corporation – Echo Adventure Cooperative Learn more  Yosemite.com – Echo Adventure Cooperative USFWC – Co-Op Means Opportunity!: Welcoming “Echo Adventures” To USFWC (2018) Socialist Entrepreneur – Interview with Elisabeth Barton, Echo Adventure Cooperative […]

Cooperativa PWA – 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 […]

Catalyst Cooperative – Boulder, CO

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Location: Boulder, Colorado Industry: Consulting Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2017 From the company https://catalyst.coop/ Learn more Way of the Potato – I met an ex-Nasa engineer in Oaxaca who’s putting together data to prove that renewables are cheaper than coal – and convincing utility companies to switch to clean energy (2020) Yale […]

Taxi Drivers Association of Austin – Austin, TX

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Industry: Taxi Location: Austin. Texas Number of employees: 500 Became employee owned: 2016 From the Company https://atxcooptaxi.net/ Learn more Borowiak and Ji – Taxi co‐ops versus Uber: Struggles for workplace democracy in the sharing economy (2019) The Startup – Reinvention and Disruption: Austin’s Immigrant Taxi Drivers in the Age of Uber (2019) Shareable – Why […]

Derute Consulting Cooperative – Milwaukee, WI

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Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Industry: Consulting Number of employees: 9 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives From the company http://www.deruteconsulting.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Derute/ Employee Owned Small Businesses in Wisconsin

New Roots Cooperative Farm – Lewiston, ME

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Industry: Farming Location: Lewiston, Maine Number of employees: 4 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance from: Cooperative Development Institute From the company https://newrootscooperativefarm.com/ https://newrootscooperativefarm.com/biography/ Kickstarter – Somali Bantu Food Truck for Maine! (2018) Learn more MaineBiz – New American, Native American business co-op efforts in Maine get USDA boost (2020) NPQ – Immigrants, Collaboration, and Co-ops […]

Tightshift Laboring Cooperative – Washington, DC

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Industry: Temporary Labor Location: Washington, DC Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 2016  Learn more https://www.tightshift.com/ Capital Impact Partners – Supporting Financial Inclusion for Returning Citizens (2019) Street Sense Media – Co-op Tightshift gives ex-prisoners a new way to work (2019) Next City – Spreading the Good News of Worker-Owned Businesses in D.C. (2018) […]