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In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) has validated that number. The new report , coupled with anticipated federal data from the 2017... Learn more
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Members of American cooperatives from different sectors of the economy announced Tuesday the launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences with their Cuban colleagues and to promote its role in boosting the Cuban economy. Read more at http://... Learn more
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In what could be a sign that the U.S. economy is recovering, credit unions are seeing lending outpace savings for the first time since 2007. The Credit Union National Association reported Wednesday that credit unions saw loan balances rise 6.8 percent last year, up from 4.8 percent in 2012. Pent-up... Learn more
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July 7, 2012 marked "International Day of Cooperatives. The International Cooperative Alliance released a press release quoting President Dame Pauline Green,“Co-operatives put people at the center of the economy – not at its mercy.” Countries and leaders all over the world have pledged their... Learn more
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At a conference last month, Irish President, Michael D Higgins, welcomed the role that co-operatives have played in Ireland and praised them as “vibrant example of creative communities”. He continued: “Today as we struggle in very difficult economic circumstances the values of the co-operative... Learn more
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Tara Lohan, Senior editor at AlterNet.org and editor of the book "Water Matters, has authored an interesting article on business structures.She writes " As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly sweeping away outmoded economic models. In New... Learn more
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Indiana had two representatives - Debbie Trocha, Executive Director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center and Rod Kelsay, Executive Dirctor of the Mid America Cooperative Council - among the 150 cooperative leaders from all sectors of the economy and corners of the nation who met with top... Learn more
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A recent article by the Capital Institute, discusses how an unusual partnership in Cleveland, OH, is serving as a model of job creation, and wealth-building in an impoverished urban neighborhood. The article states: "Evergreen is a way forward for a great diversity of communities -- not merely... Learn more
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