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We help develop and launch cooperative organizations in Indiana.

Indiana Cooperative Development Center provides innovative, results-oriented, and cost-effective services to cooperatives and related organizations.

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ICDC is a proud host of the Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference.

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Strategic Toolkit

We can help you with planning, market analysis, feasibility studies, business plans, staff training, and more!


Tap into our curated master list of financial, agricultural, food, housing, and worker resources for cooperatives.


Our library includes Indiana-specific cooperative codes and resources as well as general co-op guides and case studies.

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Cooperatives and People of Color

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Co-ops have the potential to create jobs, empower individuals, and strengthen communities. This business model can provide a path toward more self-sufficiency and greater economic potential.

Oct 20, 2017

Crossroads Cooperative Summit 2017

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Join us on Nov. 2 for our 11th annual Crossroads Cooperative Summit as cooperatives from across Indiana come together to network and learn from each other. During the conference we'll be discussing how "Cooperatives contribute to quality of place and community". Two important aspects of the cooperative business model - governance and member participation - enable cooperatives to remain strong internally and contribute to the growth and stability of their communities.

Nov 2, 2017

Up & Coming food co-op conference

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We are excited to be hosting Up & Coming 2017 in Milwaukee, WI. Mark your calendars for March 16-17 (with optional workshops on 3/15).

Mar 16-17, 2018

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