Austin: A New Cooperative Development Center

Third Coast Workers Cooperative (TCWC) is an new cooperative development center in Austin that works with low-income communities to help them produce their own environmentally friendly, worker-owned businesses.

TCWC houses the Co-operative Business Institute (CBI), which is a comprehensive, 16-week, training program. The program is designed to teach prospective co-ops the worker cooperative model, the green economy, and the legal, organizational and business aspects specific to cooperatives. The following eight months consists of technical support to help launch the new cooperative business.

http://blogs.utexas.edu/employment/2009/11/19/third-coast-workers-for-cooperation/

Third Coast Workers for Cooperation

from Community Engagement Collaborative blog