Photograph of cooperative members visiting a farm
Community Grocery Co-op, a 2020 grant recipient, visits Kelly Miller Farm.

Supporting Employee Ownership

The Greater Washington Center for Employee Ownership is a regional hub to support employee-owned businesses.

Photograph of cooperative members visiting a farm
Community Grocery Co-op, a 2020 grant recipient, visits Kelly Miller Farm.

Supporting Employee Ownership

The Greater Washington Center for Employee Ownership is a regional hub to support employee-owned businesses.

Upcoming Events

We Built This October

We Built This

Mon, October 25, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The Greater Washington Center for Employee Ownership (GWCEO) and the Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX) invite you to join us for a conversation exploring how Harkins Builders became 100% employee-owned through…

Preserve your company’s legacy through employee ownership

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percent of worker cooperatives began as traditional for-profit enterprises1

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of workers at employee-owned companies have a higher median income than workers at non-employee-owned companies2

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Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) businesses are in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia3

Testimonials

Photograph of Clarice Manning

“During the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever for our communities to have a greater stake in our own health and financial well-being. We envision the development of the co-op as a gateway for more economic opportunities and leadership empowerment for Ward 7 and 8 residents.”

Clarice Manning

Worker-Owner, Community Grocery Cooperatives

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“We want to maintain the legacy of the company and spirit with which it was built. Our employees have a very valuable asset, and employee ownership will allow us to reward them for their work and ensure that they’re directly invested in the company's future.”

Michael Smith

CEO, Smith & Sons

Photograph of Arlin Tellez

“This money will weave together a disparate group of interpreters into a formalized cooperative. This will enable setting up infrastructure of the business and allow the interpreters to receive formal training and mentoring that would be otherwise inaccessible. This certification will open up new job opportunities and make business ownership and good paying work available to a wide range of workers with mixed immigration status.”

Arlin Tellez

Worker/Owner, D.C. Language Co-op

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