Co-operatives exist for people to work together to enrich and improve their lives and their communities. Our region features producer, worker, consumer and secondary co-operatives that are communicating and practicing the co-operative advantage. Co-ops have been resilient in during recessions, preserving jobs, economic infrastructure and community wealth. Using the co-operative model people can share resources to gain greater access and control over food, finances and housing. Co-ops secure employment, build community and market products being guided by our shared principles, allowing members to live according to their values.
Celebrate cooperatives in our valley and nationwide during the month of October! National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of a trusted, proven way to do business and build communities. Under the theme “Co-ops Build Economic Power,” this year’s Co-op Month is also a chance to highlight the cooperative business model as the best way to build and economy that empowers everyone. Co-ops and their members are working together to build stronger, more inclusive and resilient communities. As we build an economy that works for everyone, our biggest impact comes from embracing the values and principles that make us truly unique.
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