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Owning the Economy - Cooperative Models and Methods
The Share Exchange
Santa Rosa, CA
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Owning the Economy - Cooperative Models and Methods
Cooperatives are a business model based on democratic sharing of resources. They are both idealistic and quite realistic, providing real-world solutions to some of our most vexing economic problems. In co-ops, power and profits remain with the people who use the business, instead of becoming concentrated in the hands of investors.

Come spend a day immersed in the inspiring world of co-ops, with a special focus on worker-ownership. Co-op developer Andrew McLeod will provide an introduction to cooperative forms, walk participants through the start-up process and help envision ways that the North Bay could benefit from cooperative solutions.


Andrew McLeod is a cooperative development consultant who holds a Masters in Management  Co-operatives and Credit Unions graduate degree from the Sobey Business School at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been involved in the cooperative movement since 1992. His interests include democratic processes, the intersection of cooperative economics and religion, community-based food production and distribution, international models for power-sharing, and cooperative disaster recovery techniques.  Andrew is the author of Holy Cooperation!: Building Graceful Economies.


The Share Exchange (View)
531 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
United States


Education > Business

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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