The Island Employee Cooperative (IEC) in Stonington, Maine has just celebrated its fifth year of operation. CDI’s Rob Brown, Director of Business Ownership Solutions, was part of the team that provided the technical assistance for the employees and the seller
Both the government and cooperatives exist to help regular people accomplish together what they could not do on their own. So since we know how to make our co-ops meet our needs, why not use those skills to get our
by Maria Fernandes-Dominique After months of careful research and writing, CDI is excited to share with all stakeholders a comprehensive 8-page report highlighting cooperatives and employee-owned enterprises as the most successful workforce development solution for sustaining Maine’s economy into the
CDI is excited to embrace Spring with the announcement of two new cooperative conversions! We are proud to add the Railroad Avenue Supply Company and Insource Renewables to our strong network of locally owned and controlled businesses across the Northeast!
For Immediate Release October 23, 2018 Contact: Jen Peters – Assistant Director Sunrise County Economic Council, (207) 255-0983, email@example.com Rob Brown – Director of Business Ownership Solutions Cooperative Development Institute, (207) 233-2987, firstname.lastname@example.org Over $400,000 in
In July, Sen. Angus King (I) Maine paid a visit to the Island Employee Cooperative (IEC), which converted to employee ownership in July of 2014 with the assistance of Rob Brown, Director of CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions program. The IEC
This week, Sen. Gillibrand’s Main Street Employee Ownership Act become law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The law’s passage represents the most significant federal legislation to come out of Congress in two decades to assist small business
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The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation has awarded CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions program $5,000 to support educational business succession trainings in Mid-coast Maine! The Cooperative Development Institute is excited to announce a $5,000 grant award from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation
The Isuken Co-op Food Truck is ready for a successful launch with the support of CDI and Kickstarter backers! The Isuken Co-op successfully raised funds to bring their unique farm to table food to the streets of Lewiston and events