WDET-FM Podcast with Stephen Henderson

The co-op economy in Detroit is one that is often overlooked in the story of Detroit’s recovery.  On Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson, the heads of three co-op’s came in to talk about the advantages of worker-owned businesses, and why they might be different that you may think.  

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.

Silver Tsunami

Retirements put boomer-owned firms at risk but worker ownership can help

Welcome to Detroit, Birthplace of the New Economy, ONE Mile Magazine,

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. 

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.

C2BE Welcome Video

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.

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