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Is There a Cooperative Near You? Check Out This Interactive Map!

August 12, 20111 Comment
Rainbow Grocery, San Francisco, CA

The Rainbow Grocery, in San Francisco, CA, is worker-owned and managed.

Once you start looking, you discover there are cooperative enterprises all around us. Did you know that Handwork in Ithaca New York is a worker cooperative? C4 Tech & Design in New Orleans? Blue Ridge Biofuels in Asheville NC? Equal Exchange coffee importer in West Bridgewater MA? CH2MHILL in Englewood, CO? Select Machine in Kent, OH? Pedalers Express in Sta. Cruz CA? Big Timberworks Eco Design and Builders, Gallatin Valley, MT? Union Cab in Madison, WI?

While there are many types of cooperatives – consumer, housing, marketing, etc., Shift Change will focus on worker owned and managed cooperatives. Take a look at this map of the expanding numbers of worker cooperatives in the U.S.

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  1. Joe says:

    Thanks for the link! That map relies mostly on 2008 data, so there surely are a few new businesses missing. If you are looking for a map of all types of cooperatives, another great site is

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