City of Madison Cooperative Development Initiative
The City of Madison approved a $3 million
capital expenditure to support cooperative development over the next five
years. UWCC staff, along with Madison’s cooperative community and the labor
movement, is assisting City staff to develop a program which would then be
approved before implementation in 2016. The program will likely provide
business analysis and support for cooperative start-ups, assistance with
conversions to employee-owned businesses, and may include lending programs.
This is an exciting opportunity for Madison to support job creation and
group entrepreneurship through an innovative economic development programs
that creates locally-owned businesses.
Reflections: City of Madison Grant Writing Process by Laura Hanson
City Recommendation to approve Madison Cooperative Development Coalition
Madison Co-op Initiative Meeting Notes from June 29, 2015 - Madison
cooperators met with Ruth Rohlich from the City of Madison for an update on
City of Madison: Co-operative Enterprises for Job Creation and Business
GEO Article: $5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison
City of Madison
Cooperative Development Information Sheet
City of Madison Executive Capital Budget
Local Government Support for
Cooperatives - brief report highlighting US cities that are supporting
cooperative development that includes information on the City of Madison
Stay tuned for more updates!