Discover the power
of employee ownership

Whether you own a Tucson business, advise local business owners or want a
thriving economy, find out how employee ownership can work for you

Engage your employees, sell your business and preserve your legacy

Give your clients peace of mind and a fair market price for their businesses

Retain local businesses and create high quality jobs

Why is employee ownership a great option?

Are you a Tucson business owner looking for tools to retain employees or build a succession plan? Are you beginning to consider retiring or transitioning your business to another owner?

The perfect buyer for your company may be the ones you work with every day, and the perfect employee engagement strategy might be to give them a stake in your business’s future.

Sources: National Center for Employee Ownership, Democracy at Work Institute, 2018 National Longitudinal Survey, Rutgers University

Employee-owned companies in Tucson

Data courtesy of Certified EO

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“Employee ownership is a unique model that continues the legacy of a business and maintains a strong business community while providing a new and additional retirement to employees.”

Ramon Gaanderse

Chief Information Officer,
Tucson Asphalt
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Employee ownership as a strategy for business and workforce retention

Small, locally owned businesses are essential to Tucson’s local economy and regional community vitality. Among the challenges the city faces is keeping businesses and the jobs they provide rooted in the community, as the Silver Tsunami – the retirement of baby boomer business owners – impacts the region.

Learn more about curbing the effects of the Silver Tsunami.

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About Project Equity and our Tucson partners

As a national organization, Project Equity raises awareness of broad-based employee ownership, and we support businesses in transitioning to this highly beneficial business model. We support this work through amazing local partners like Connect Tucson and the City of Tucson.

Connect Tucson is the office of economic initiatives for the city and offers assistance to local small businesses and entrepreneurs and encourages workforce development in order to foster a long-term sustainable and diverse local economy.

Local First Arizona is on a mission to build equitable systems that earn that hometown pride and create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable Arizona economy.

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