ICDC Blog

Bloomingfoods' fifth location, Elm Heights, is on track for an early July opening.  They have done a number of things that create a ‘green’ space and still keep the project on budget.  Follow the s

In a recent blog post, Jason Sibert posed some interesting ideas about boosting home ownership using cooperative housing.  He posed the question "What if we could create more forms of cooperative h

Recently, United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard talked to Truthout about the challenges and opportunities of a new labor model: the union co-op.

On Friday, May 31st, 2013, ordering through Hoosier Harvest Market, Indiana’s first food hub in Central Indiana to focus on Indiana grown products, will open to customers.

Begun in the spring of 2013, Cooperative Rockaways is an initiative to rebuild after Sandy in a way that addresses both the storm’s impact and the long-term systemic issues in the neighborhoo

A recent article in the Myanmar news media focused on how cooperatives in Myanmar are working together to open a business center to facilitate marketing of their products.  First Myanmar Cooperativ

Cooperative businesses are an experiment in everyday democracy.

Co-operatives are key to increasing food security in Rwanda, helping small-farmers to cope with challenges and enabling them to gain access to markets.  Some co-operatives offer services to members

All over the country, schools are graduating students without job prospects.  Read this inspiring story of how four high school students started a worker cooperative in Chicago's Austin neighborhoo

World Fair Trade Day was May 11 and around North America and the world, events, celebrations and fundraising are taking place in support of Fair Trade.

In 2001, the CCA Africa Region director noted there was a lack of professional development for women in Africa and Asia.

Co-operatives across the UK are being invited to star in a collaborative film to celebrate  Co-operatives Fortnight, the UK co-operative sector’s annual national campaign.

The group of 18 African-American and Latino men and women who crowded around the pair of ceremonial scissors on May 10 were embarking on a trailblazing experiment in collective ownership.  The gran

An innovative approach to milk banking becomes a reality this Mother's Day as the Mother's Milk Cooperative launches the only paid milk donor program in the United States.  Dubbed, "Milk Money

Young professionals are becoming a key demographic driving the bottom line of a credit union.

The 2013 Forum will profile how cooperative business enterprises are engaging in local and regional collaborations that are providing innovative options for economic and community development.

REI - What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies is now the nation's largest consumer cooperative.

Mother's Day is May 12 and many of us struggle with what to give mom on her special day.  Why not shop your favorite co-op?  Try tasty cheese from Cabot, delicious chocolates, tea or coffee from Eq

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