Community Wealth-Building by Connecting Local Institutions & Communities
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (MST)
A presentation and discussion about community wealth-building focusing on the buying power of anchor institutions (such as hospitals, universities and museums) to create worker and other cooperative businesses in their communities that will train and hire local workers and provide start-up opportunities in their communities for local entrepreneurs. We have planned a panel of representatives from local anchor institutions and their communities led by Steve Dubb, who is Research Director of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland and, with Ted Howard, conducted the initial strategic planning for Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives. We hope to have you with us if you are interested in new ways to create relationships with anchor institutions that will lift up the economic and social welfare and involvement of residents in the anchors’ neighboring communities.
When & Where
The Denver Foundation, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center.
The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is dedicated to sustaining our rural communities, to wise stewardship and use of natural resources, and to protection of our safe, secure food supply.
The Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center’s mission is to promote the employee-ownership model as an important business option in our nation’s system of free enterprise, and as a path to greater commercial vitality, employment opportunity and economic security for all Americans.