THE CENTER FOR

COMMUNITY-BASED ENTERPRISE

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Our Mission

The Center for Community-Based Enterprise’s mission is to build a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive living-wage local economy, by developing a network of worker-owned cooperatives in Detroit and throughout our great state of Michigan. This is because worker ownership, or employee ownership, has the worker and the business' sustainability at its center, not just profit. For the community, worker ownership increases local spending and civic engagement. For the business, it increases productivity and growth. It helps job creators to lower worker turnover and leave a lasting legacy in their community.

 
 

Our Team

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Karen Tyler-Ruiz | she/her/hers

Executive Director

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Bryce Detroit | he/him/his

Cultural Programming Coordinator

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Terry Lewis, Esq.| she/her/hers 

Chief Financial Officer

 

Get Started

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Want to partner with C2BE to develop a cooperative or community-based enterprise? Fill out this questionnaire below! 

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Interested in an economy that works for all of us? Join C2BE to build community wealth as our community development partner, protecting jobs in your community! 

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Interested in succession planning to preserve your legacy? Partner with C2BE to explore options for selling your business to its employees.

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Does your cooperative or community-based enterprise need a tune-up? Get connected with a C2BE Advisor to see how we can help!

 

Join Us

The Center for Community-Based Enterprise (C2BE) is building community wealth as the premier organization for creating worker-owned businesses in Detroit. Your support empowers existing businesses to maintain their legacy by selling to their workers. 

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OUR ECONOMIC PARTNERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Board

Steve Dubb, Co-chair

Judith Williams, Co-chair

Alicia Renee Farris

Juwon Harris

Delphia Simmons

Vincent Tilford

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