The Cooperative Solution

Cooperatives are collective problem solvers, and community assets. They are also a perfect fit as a tool for community economic developers who want to create high-quality, long-lasting jobs.

Recent research has found that the economic activity of the 30,000 cooperatives in the United States contributes an estimated $154 billion to the nation’s total income. These co-ops have helped to create over 2.1 million jobs, with an impact on wages and salaries of almost $75 billion. They contribute to an increase in private sector activity, and local, state, and federal tax revenues.

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