Northwest Cooperative Development Center Shares the Power of Cooperation

John McNamara is impressed with the power of cooperation. As a Cooperative Development Specialist for the Northwest Cooperative Development Center, (NWCDC), he helps northwest businesses learn about that power.

When I visited their downtown Olympia office, McNamara was meeting with NWCDC Executive Director Diane Gasaway, and Jessica Owens, General Manager of The Weaving Works, Inc., a Seattle company that is using NWCDC services.

Owens tells me how she got connected with the NWCDC. “The owner of our company, The Weaving Works Inc., was retiring. Along with other workers, we were interested in owning the business. I was looking online to see if I could find some information about how to transition from a single owner to a worker owned business and came across the NWCDC.”

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