1500 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
Worker cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by the people who work in them. Coops provide a promising way for communities to create good, dignified jobs; and in the Bay Area, coops such as Arizmendi are long-standing community institutions.
Under the mayorship of Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond promoted coops in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by creating a position to support the development of coops. Today, a relatively new organization, Cooperation Richmond, is continuing that mission by providing a range of services, including education, “matchmaking” for prospective cooperative starters and co-owners, coaching and a loan fund.
Want to learn more about how coops strengthen Richmond’s economy, or interested in joining/starting a coop yourself? Join Cooperation Richmond – happy hour libations and snacks will be provided!