Through cooperative economic development, CooperationWorks! helps communities create jobs, save family farms, keep schools full and increase prosperity. Co-ops keep income in the community, building wealth, creating jobs and reinvigorating economies.
CooperationWorks! centers have helped develop 390 new businesses in rural communities, owned and controlled by their 47,160 members, and have created more than 5,800 new jobs. Investment in these cooperative businesses exceeds $900 million.
Cooperatives span all sectors of the economy, including: