From Fifty by Fifty: Thurston County, where the Northwest Cooperative Development Center is located, has nearly 2,000 businesses owned by baby boomers age 60 and over. These businesses employ nearly 15,000 people in a county of just over 250,000 residents. These kinds of numbers spurred the NWCDC and The Washington Grange to apply for funds […]
From The World: By the year 2024, everyone from the Baby Boomer generation will be over 60-years-old. NWCDC hopes to talk with business owners who will be looking to retire soon and inform them how they can transition their business into a co-op. “Rather than have these business disappear and the jobs disappear with them, […]
Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Astoria, Oregon Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2012 Assistance: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more www.bluescorcher.coop Eater – Want Better Working Conditions in Restaurants? Build a Co-op (2018) Successful self-governance for worker-cooperatives: Scorcher Bakery in Oregon (video) (2017) Coast Weekend – Celebrate 10 years of Blue Scorcher at community contra dance […]
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