Pixel Commerce – Leesburg, VA

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Industry: Tech Location: Leesburg, Virginia Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) From the company https://pixel-commerce.com/about-us/   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned Small Businesses in Virginia Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by Cooperative Development Institute


GEO – How Urban Governments Are Promoting Worker Co-ops

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From Grassroots Economic Organizing: City governments are shaping up as key actors accelerating worker co-op development. It started in 2009 when the City of Cleveland accessed a federal guaranteed loan to help finance the Evergreen Cooperatives. Since then, nine more city governments have moved to promote worker cooperatives through municipal projects, initiatives, or policies because […]


Democracy Collaborative – City governments building community wealth and cooperative local economies

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From the Democracy Collaborative: The Roundtable process (in which The Democracy Collaborative participated as consultants to the city) brought community leaders together with institutional stakeholders for a conversation about steps that could be taken to redeploy existing assets strategically to transform the economic situation on the ground in Northwest Jacksonville, where generational poverty has resulted […]

C’ville Foodscapes – Charlottesville, VA

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This business has closed. Industry: Landscaping Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2012 Learn more http://staging.cvillefoodscapes.com/ Community Investment Collaborative – C’ville Foodscapes Tango Italia – C’ville Foodscapes, Charlottesville, VA (2012) NBC – C’ville Foodscapes Promotes Winter Gardens (2012)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned Small Businesses in Virginia

Alexandria Union Cab Cooperative – Alexandria, VA

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Industry: Taxi Location: Alexandria, Virginia Number of employees: 225 Became employee owned: 2007 Articles The Nation – Uber and the Taxi Industry’s Last Stand (2015) Washington Post – City Cabdrivers Take the Wheel For Their Future Formed in Response to New Rules, Co-Op Opens Doors for Owners (2007) Washington Examiner – Alexandria cab drivers form new […]

Little Grill Collective – Harrisonburg, VA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia Number of employees: 40 Became employee owned: 2003 From the company http://lilgrill.com Little Grill – Member Orientation (Prezi) (2017) Learn more Downtown Harrisonburg – The Little Grill Collective IPFS – The Little Grill Collective The Breeze – Culinary collective: Little Grill Collective brings the brunch (2017) EMU – […]