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Project Equity co-developed the Cooperative Growth Ecosystem framework in partnership with the Democracy at Work Institute. Its purpose is to help amplify the impact of efforts to increase worker ownership by engaging diverse actors—private, public, nonprofit and financial—across the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ecosystem Mapping

By mapping the local ecosystem, we can identify the local assets this effort can build on, and focus stakeholder interest on specific strategies that help employee-owned businesses grow and thrive. Project Equity hosts regional mapping events with partners to engage different actors and create action plans.

Ecosystem Elements


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Businesses owned by baby boomers

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Our latest study across the United States indicates millions of businesses are at risk of closing and point to employee ownership as a solution.

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Small Business Closure Crisis Infographic

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