From Baltimore Roundtable: The Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy (BRED) is thrilled to announce that Baltimore has joined other leading cities in committing public support for worker cooperative development. With the award of a $47,000 Community Catalyst Grant, the City of Baltimore is enabling BRED to launch a new initiative designed to pilot the creation […]
From Nonprofit Quarterly: The worker cooperative—a democratic form of business ownership—has struggled to take hold and grow to scale in the US. Though the US economy has a large cooperative sector, most of these co-ops are consumer co-ops. Credit unions and electric co-ops are the two largest sectors, with well over 100 million member-owners between […]
From Next City: It was a real struggle for Red Emma’s the first time they were looking to finance a new, larger location for their bookstore and café space. What began as a small bookshop in 2004, with a vision of building infrastructure for communities centered on solidarity, was taking off. By 2013, Red Emma’s […]
Industry: Bicycle Location: Baltimore, Maryland Number of employees: 9 Became employee owned: 2008 From the company www.baltimorebicycleworks.com Learn more Christian Science Monitor – Faces of a new capitalism: How Millennials are embracing socialist values (2018) Hari – Reconnection to Meaningful Work (2018) The Guardian – Is everything you think you know about depression wrong? (2018) Baltimore Community Wealth […]
Industry: Food and Beverage, Books Location: Baltimore, Maryland Number of employees: 35 Became employee owned: 2004 Learn more redemmas.org Red Emmas – About Red Emmas – Bylaws Baltimore Magazine – Radical Growth (2019) Baltimore Sun – Red Emma’s restaurant and bookstore is moving to Mid-Town Belvedere (2018) Next City – Closing the Funding Gap for […]
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