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jpbollma Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-11 11:51 AM
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Economic Democracy-Finding a Co-op in Mid-Michigan
Lately, I have been very interested in co-ops as a form of economic democracy and a possible way for our nation's poor and middle-class to advance. My interest peaked due to my positive experience as a member of a credit union, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, and the recent news that the United Nations has declared 2012 the year of Co-ops.

I was wondering if anyone would be able to point me towards any co-ops in the Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, area in Michigan. I have scoured google and haven't found much. Perhaps there aren't any in this area ouside of credit unions. Thanks to anyone who may have some info they can share!!
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ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:51 AM
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1. These links may be helpful
Edited on Sun Sep-18-11 08:52 AM by ellenrr
Hi,
I'm not sure if by co-ops you are referring to living co-ops or working co-ops.

I am researching workers' co-ops in my area (NJ) and someone from this org:
http://nobawc.org /
Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives

sent me these links:
1) The US Federation of Worker Coop's Easter Region site: http://usworker.coop/regional/east
2) The Worker Coop Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workercoop /
3) The NYC Network: http://www.nycworker.coop /

Perhaps one of them can direct you to links in yr area. Or nobawc could.

good luck.



ellen
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