Discover the power
of employee ownership

Whether you own a Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Whatcom County and Bellingham

Data courtesy of Certified EO

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Employee ownership as a strategy for business and workforce retention

Update copy: Small, locally owned businesses are essential to Bellingham’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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