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KOAA – Gov. Polis signs executive order to establish commission on employee ownership

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From KOAA News 5: Governor Jared Polis was in Colorado Springs Wednesday to sign an executive order that establishes a commission on employee ownership. The commission will provide support and resources for businesses that want to become employee-owned. “When employees succeed, the business succeeds, and when the business succeeds, the employees succeed,” said Governor Polis. […]

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Durango Herald – City of Durango to host informational session on employee-owned business models

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From the Durango Herald: Join the City of Durango, Local First and the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Recreation Center to learn about employee ownership and how it could benefit your business. A panel of local businesses, including Alpine Bank, StoneAge Tools and Steamworks Brewing […]

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Colorado co-ops seeing a revival in state with strong ties to “radical tradition”

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From the Denver Post: “Colorado is the Delaware of cooperatives,” Schneider said, repeating a phrase popularized by co-op lawyers. “We have some of the best co-op laws in the country.” Delaware’s flexible corporate laws make it an attractive place for many companies to incorporate in. The business model is similar to typical corporations, with one […]

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Denver Business Journal – Colorado Legislature Passes Measure to Promote Employee-owned Businesses

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From the Denver Business Journal (pdf): Colorado Legislature passes measure to promote employee-owned businesses Colorado is about to get into the business of teaching individuals how to pass along their businesses to their employees. The state Legislature has passed a bill that that requires the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to promote the […]

dojo4 – Boulder, CO

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Industry: Tech Location: Boulder, Colorado Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2017 Learn more dojo4 – On the Lip Shared Ownership: dojo4 Becomes a Co-op [part one, two, three, four] dojo4 – bylaws and operating agreement   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned Small Businesses in Colorado

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Confluence – New & Next: The Strengths of Employee Ownership

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Building off of these trends, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), has collaborated with policymakers like James Coleman (D) and Jack Tate (R) to introduce HB17-1214, Encouraging Employee Ownership of Existing Business. The bill would create a revolving loan to assist businesses with conversion fees. It would also require that staff members of the Colorado Office of […]