2014 was a momentous year for the Cooperative Development Institute. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without you: our supporters and our community. That’s why we wanted to give you a recap of everything we accomplished together. In 2014,
We have received a very time sensitive request from our friends at National Cooperative Business Alliance (NCBA CLUSA) regarding the preservation of the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) funding. NCBA has created this RCDG Cooperative Advocacy Toolkit to make taking action
For Immediate Release March 7, 2018 Conifer Green Becomes 19th Resident Owned Community in Massachusetts Contacts: Joan Thompson-Stein, President, Conifer Green, 508-287-2500 Andy Danforth, Director, NEROC Program, CDI (401) 439-9795 Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA, LLC (603) 513-2818 KINGSTON, Mass.
CDI has been awarded $25,000 from the John Merck Fund to support our Cooperative Food Systems program. The John Merck Fund’s support for this project will resource CDI to work with New American vegetable farmers in two New England regions.
CDI’s NEROC program assisted the owners and residents of three manufactured home communities in converting to resident owned communities, including our first conversion in Rhode Island! Together, the three communities of Weston’s, Windy Hollow, and Sherwood Village mobile home cooperatives
Watch how the owner, workers, and community as a whole benefit when a business becomes a worker-owned cooperative in this story about Rock City Roasters and Cafe. In the Northeast, we are facing a Silver Tsunami of retiring small business
After three years of hard work, the residents of Windy Hollow Mobile Home Park in Castleton, Vermont have bought their mobile home park and become a cooperative—saving 44 families from the risk of displacement. The Rutland Herald reported Windy Hollow’s
For Immediate Release February 16, 2018 Windy Hollow MHC Castleton, VT Perseverance Prevails Residents purchase 44-home park in Rutland County; become 215th nationally networked resident-owned community Contacts: Robin Crowningshield, President, Windy Hollow Mobile Home Cooperative Board of Directors Andy Danforth,
A recent opinion piece in the Rutland Herald acknowledged CDI’s work as part of a growing cooperative economy in the Northeast. The authors—Rob Miller of Vermont State Employees Credit Union, Kari Bradley of Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, and Edward Fox
Sherwood Village Mobile Home Park has become the first cooperatively managed, resident-owned mobile home park in Rhode Island. Congratulations to Sherwood Village residents! CDI was proud to assist residents in becoming owners. We’re featured in this The Coventry Courier story
Our Business Ownership Solutions work was featured in an article about 3cross Brewing Co. in Worcester, Maine and the brewery’s decision to become a worker-owned cooperative. Three years ago, Dave Howland combined two of his passions – beer and biking –