cooperative business

Co-ops remain sturdy businesses

Co-ops remain sturdy businesses

By Keith Talor, Indiana Co-op Development Center Board Member

This op-ed was originally published in The News-Gazette.

You can argue that the economy has largely bounced back from the state it was in seven years ago, but it's no secret that traditional community economic development models have stalled and often fail. But one approach to community economic development is rapidly gaining attention: cooperative business development.

Co-op political pressure body launches in the US

Co-op political pressure body launches in the US

By Anca Voinea, Co-operative News

USA’s National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) marked its 100th anniversary in January with the formal launch of the bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus. The caucus was formed to promote the co-operative business model as a viable market solution and policy option and inform policymakers about the co-operative alternative. The group will work as a forum for dialogue between Congress, the Administration, state and local leaders and enterprises that promote co-operative businesses.

NCBA CLUSA press conference demonstrates impact of cooperative sector

NCBA CLUSA press conference demonstrates impact of cooperative sector

Last week’s press conference, which kicked off NCBA CLUSA’s 100th anniversary and marked the launch of the newly-formed bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus, was a key opportunity to demonstrate the economic and social impact of the cooperative sector to lawmakers and journalists.

NCBA CLUSA launches bipartisan Congressional Co-op Business Caucus

NCBA CLUSA launches bipartisan Congressional Co-op Business Caucus

NCBA CLUSA kicked off its 100th Anniversary at the National Press Club yesterday with the formal launch of the newly-formed bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus and testimonies from a broad spectrum of co-op advocates ranging from top co-op executives to an Organic Valley farmer leading the “Generation Organic” revolution among new family farmers in the U.S.