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Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have earned international acclaim for their success in using innovative technology to bring jobs and investment to Kentucky. To better gain attention for communities located primarily in rural Kentucky, the co-ops have developed ground-breaking tools to... Learn more
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Hello from Philadelphia! I'm having a great time meeting new food cooperators and learning from them. During lunch today, Benjamin Franklin addressed the group and talked about the first U.S. that he founded - a fire insurance organization. Yes.....I said Benjamin Franklin. For someone as old as he... Learn more
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It’s encouraging to find that cooperative development is taking place even in China. Read on…… Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Monday pledged to increase legal protection and policy support to enhance the vitality of China's rural cooperatives, which have played a critical role in China's agricultural... Learn more
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The time is ripe for cross-sector collaborative projects to create win-win-win outcomes for co-ops, the cooperative movement, and the community at large. SLICE is a great example of cross-sector collaboration. SLICE: Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere, is an annual conference and... Learn more
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Around the world, worker co-ops are considered a tool to spur economic development for immigrants. Si Se Puede! (We Can Do It!) is one such example. A group of women taking an ESL (English as a Second Language) class expressed an interest in starting their own business. Now, five years later, the... Learn more
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