CDI has released a report on how co-ops are the solution to grow jobs, businesses, and local ownership in Maine.
We envision a democratically-owned and just economy where everyone can fulfill their needs and aspirations.
Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) is the source for cooperative business development in the Northeast. Our mission is to work with people in the Northeast to create cooperative businesses and networks that grow a prosperous, equitable economy.
Business Ownership Solutions (BOS) works with business owners to think through whether conversion to a cooperative could meet their needs, and with employees or community members to execute the co-op conversion.
As part of our long-term strategic vision for affordable housing development in the Northeast, CDI is committed to assisting residents of manufactured homes in New England gain ownership over their communities.
Cooperative Food Systems builds on Cooperative Development Institute’s more than 20 years of work helping farmers, fishermen and consumers develop cooperatively structured food businesses and looks at how to change our food system through increased cooperation.
The whole idea of cooperatives is that we can do more together than on our own.
Your contribution to co-op development efforts can be of any size, and will make a big difference in our work to transform ownership of our economy!
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Meet Co-op Cathy, the Cooperative Development Institute's answerwoman! She can take on any co-op questions you might have, big or small.Read more
Trying to start a co-op? Check out our how-to packet, Co-op 101: A Guide to Starting a Cooperative.Read more
Staff members are very knowledgeable about the process. Down-to-earth approach when talking to residents. Hard-working. Very helpful to and supportive of members of the board. They are the most optimistic group of people I have ever worked with.
Very patient and helpful in giving advice to a fledgling organization as we were just beginning to develop.