Do You Realize There Are Successful Cooperatives In Your Own Backyard?
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 • 4:21pm
Do you realize there are successful cooperatives in your own backyard?
Did you know that the cooperative model is expected to be the world’s fastest-growing business model by 2025? According to the United Nations, 2012 is the International Year of Cooperatives. Cooperatives function as building blocks for stronger, more stable economies. What do cooperatives have in common? They pool their money and resources, vote democratically on how those resources will be used and then compete in business and reinvest the benefits in their communities.
“Cooperatives, in their various forms, promote the fullest possible participation in the economic and social development of all people, including women, youth, older persons, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples, are becoming a major factor of economic and social development and contribute to the eradication of poverty.” UN Resolution 64/136, 2010
You can make a positive impact in your own town. Buy locally. Recognize cooperatives and IF YOU LOVE MADISON SHOP MADISON!