Happy Ladybug – Aurora, CO

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Industry: Childcare Location: Aurora, Colorado Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center Learn more https://happyladybug.com/ Pew – Seeking a More Worker-Friendly Economy, Some States Push Employee Ownership (2020) RMEOC – Happy Ladybug’s Story (Video) (2018) Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Childcare Employee Owned Small Businesses in […]

Ward Lumber – Jay, NY

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Industry: Lumber Location: Jay, New York Number of employees: 50 Became employee owned: In transition Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE)   Learn more wardlumber.com Adirondack Daily Enterprise – North Country development council unveils 11 priority projects (2019) CDI – CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions Visits the Adirondack North Country (2019)   Employee Owned […]

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 […]

Orca Books – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Books Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: in process Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more Orca Books – Orca Books Co-op Information Orca Books – Orca Books To Convert To Cooperative, Launches Membership Drive (2019) The Olympian  – Orca Books is writing its next chapter. Here’s how you can help (2019) […]

A Child’s Place – Queens, NY

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A Child’s Place is a 50 worker daycare center in Queens, New York. The founders have pursued employee ownership to preserve the mission and legacy of their business while also fighting the rapid gentrification of their neighborhood. The business has several long-term employees who have watched a generation of students grow up,and are now taking […]