Cooperative Development Services

Cooperative Development Services is a 35 year old nonprofit with substantial experience in startup and growth of consumer and producer owned cooperatives. Since 2018, we have nurtured an eco-system of co-op finance, education and technical assistance partners to support conversion of small businesses to employee ownership via worker-owned cooperatives. We particularly seek to work in MN, WI and IA. Our objectives are to support individual conversions, create opportunities for mutual support in the region, and to influence state policies to support worker ownership.