We mobilize workers to achieve economic security
through cooperative business ownership, generating
wealth and power in communities most affected
There is an economic shift underway, toward an economy that is community-controlled, sustainable, and just. We're proud to be among those building this New Economy in Buffalo.
It's well known that worker cooperatives can provide living-wage jobs, generate and retain community wealth, and cultivate leadership in communities most affected by inequality. That's where we focus our efforts. Through popular education, business training and incubation, non-extractive loans, and ecosystem development, our programs grow employee-owned businesses.
We are members of the following organizations:
The Crossroads Collective, a coalition of community organizations that operates at the intersection of climate, economic, and racial justice, fighting for a Just Transition to a New Economy in Buffalo, New York.
Seed Commons, a Community Wealth Cooperative is built on the bedrock of The Working World. Place-based organizations from around the country have come together to build a national infrastructure of cooperative lending and non-extractive finance.
The Workers to Owners Collaborative and Becoming Employee Owned, a national collaborative of cooperative developers and support organizations working together to bring worker ownership to scale through conversions of existing businesses.