Discussion: Co-ops Not Just for Farmers Anymore
Co-ops are a jointly owned and managed business structure based on member cooperation rather than direct competition. Members share the organization’s profits and benefits.
The best known co-ops are Minnesota’s oldest and largest co-ops like CHS, Land-O-Lakes and American Crystal Sugar. Co-ops regularly touch all Minnesotans lives yet most of us barely recognized their impact, much less their potential for growing Minnesota’s economy.
How do we use co-ops to help people create wealth, grow family stability and anchor communities?
How can we move from traditional co-ops to new uses?
Economic Development Fellow and international co-op expert Lee Egerstrom will join us today from 8-9:30 am.
Post your comments or questions in the box below, scroll down to see the ongoing conversation, and use "refresh" to see new comments.