In Maine, we need more parks to convert to resident ownership and that’s why I’m encouraging all legislators to support L.D. 1338, An Act to Create and Sustain Jobs through Development of Cooperatives and Employee-owned Businesses. The bill provides straight-forward
A recent article in Midcoast Maine’s The Free Press featured our work with Rock City Coffee, the beloved Rockland cafe that recently became a worker-owned cooperative: “I thought, ‘Who better to run it than the people who built it? It’s
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 helped Rock City Coffee, a beloved Rockland business, become a worker-owned cooperative. The sale was finalized on March 9, 2018, and press was there to tell the story. This Village Soup story features one of our favorite quotes ever
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,