The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a bipartisan bill set to curb barriers facing America’s small businesses and increase access to financing for a new crop of employee-owned businesses and worker cooperatives.
Under the theme, “The Cooperative Economy: Grow, Participate, Connect,” IMPACT 2018 will amplify the impact co-ops already have in the U.S. and around the world and explore new ways co-ops can spur even greater economic growth and participation.
NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to welcome more than a dozen new and returning members—ranging from Bermuda’s business development sector to a worker-owned bakery in California—to a vibrant and growing lineup of businesses building a more inclusive economy.
This article is an edited excerpt from Doug O’Brien’s president and CEO’s message at NCBA CLUSA’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Virtual Town Hall last week. Look for more reports on this annual meeting in the coming weeks.