Co-op business model delivers power of ownership to mobile home park residents

Neighbors Ronald Dickson, left, and Alston Douglass check the mail at the manufactured home park they now own with fellow residents. [photo: Stefan Hard] Neighbors Ronald Dickson, left, and Alston Douglass check the mail at the manufactured home park they now own with fellow residents. [photo: Stefan Hard] Neighbors Ronald Dickson, left, and Alston Douglass check the mail at the manufactured home park they now own with fellow residents. [photo: Stefan Hard] In an article published by Hanover Co-op Food Stores, leaders of three of New England’s largest consumer cooperatives say Vermont's newest cooperatively-owned manufactured home park is a testament to the financial security, self-help and growth inherent in the co-op business model.

“Consumers want more control over their economic lives; they want to support local producers; they want to create good, sustainable, community-based jobs; and, in the truest sense of the New England spirit, they want to support their neighbors. Cooperative enterprise is a powerful model for achieving these goals and for building a more inclusive economy,” Rob Miller, Kari Bradley and Edward W. Fox wrote. 

Read the full article here: https://press.coopfoodstore.coop/co-ops-are-democracy-in-action

 

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