C2BE in the News

WDET "Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson": C2BE Executive Director Deb Olson describes the threat posed by the coming "Silver Tsunami" of retiring business owners and how employee ownership can be a solution. December 15, 2017

"Silver Tsunami: Retirements put boomer-owned firms at risk but worker ownership can help"  John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, 11/12/17

"Impending Silver Tsunami a threat to job security" Crain's Detroit Business, October 1, 2017. C2BE executive director, Deborah Groban Olson discusses employee ownership as a powerful tool to help communities address the coming wave of baby-boom business owner retirements. 

Press Release, Feb 15, 2017: With C2BE's help, the nation’s first “perpetually-employee-owned” life sciences company takes shape in Ann Arbor. Wishing to pass the company to its employees, the owners of Arbor Assays worked with C2BE to develop the financial and legal framework for the sale to employees, using a model that’s fairly common in the UK, but new to the US.

The Courage of Cooperation, Against the Current Magazine, Feb 2017. Michael Friedman reviews Jessica Gordon Nembhard's Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.

Welcome to Detroit, Birthplace of the New Economy, ONE Mile Magazine, July 18, 2016. Paul Chander pens an article about Detroit and the New Economy.

C2BE Welcome Video, May 5, 2016. C2BE is co-creating a new economy rooted in worker ownership and inter-cooperation. Hear some of our project partners describe their efforts to revitalize Detroit through community-based enterprise.