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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Interview with the Cooperative Development Institute

Kevin, Cinar and Larry are joined by Rob Brown, the Director of Cooperative Development Institute’s Business Ownership Solutions program. They discuss the motivations for cooperative conversions, the practicalities of co-op conversions and what they do for communities, some realities of Main Street Employment Act, how the right of first refusal works for housing cooperatives versus business cooperatives, the existing but rarely used systems within the Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act that could support cooperative conversions and more.

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