Co-ops Build Community
Co-ops are everywhere!
A cooperative is formed by a community to solve a common need.
Cooperatives are equally owned and controlled by the people who use their services (aka members). They provide nearly every good and service imaginable, and they are a great choice for buying local and keeping jobs in the community. They exist in nearly all industries and business sectors.
A cooperative’s sole purpose is to maximize benefits to its members (THAT’S YOU!), rather than maximize benefits to its shareholders.