Equal Exchange creating capital for new co-ops

Workers co-operative pioneering unique financing model
Equal Exchange, one of the largest and most successful worker co-operatives in the United States, is pioneering a model to provide capital for new co-ops...

Equal Exchange is working to support the growth of co-operatives by using a method that is similar to practices found in Spain and Italy - two countries that have a flourishing and active co-operative business sector.

In those countries, and often required by law, co-ops must invest a certain percentage of their profits to fund the future of the co-op movement. 

from Camille Jensen of Axiom News