Georgia Cooperative Development Center, in partnership with Florida Cooperative Empowered Economic Development and La Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico submitted a proposal “Youth-Owned, Worker-Run: the Future Cooperative Business Leaders of the US South” which was accepted, and is getting a shoutout for this year’s Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy! Our session will focus on youth worker co-op development in … Read moreWe’re Going to Baltimore!
Check out Executive Director Matthew Epperson presenting Georgia Cooperative Development Center for 1 Million Cups Athens on May Day 2019. 1MC is a project of the Kaufman Foundation, which believes that it takes a million cups of coffee to successfully launch a new business. In this video, Matthew details some of the history of both … Read more1 Million Cups Presentation for Georgia Co-op Development Center
By Matthew Epperson, Executive Director, Georgia Cooperative Development Center, 4/8/2019 GCDC was invited to the inaugural network gathering of the Southern Reparations Loan Fund (SRLF). SRLF has been an active loan fund in the South for a few years, helping to finance 4 projects to date: the Renaissance Community Co-op in Greensboro, NC, Rebel Threads … Read moreSouthern Reparations Loan Fund — Germinate!
Post by Matthew Epperson, Executive Director, Georgia Cooperative Development Center, 4/7/2019 January is a cold month, even in Georgia, and it leaves much room for grimacing and other displeased facial expressions. But take one look at the faces in the photos from SJS 2019 and you’ll see, this was a positively uplifting experience for many, … Read moreAthens Social Justice Symposium 2019 – Stand, Speak, Act!
When buying your holiday gifts this year KEEP IT LOCAL! Head over to our full post to learn more about the first annual Georgia Co-op Holiday Market at Creature Comforts Brewery (271 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601), Sunday November 25th, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, “Solidarity Sunday”, from 1 – 6pm.
Southern Journeys LLC, a worker-owned sewing company, connects skill, craft and cultural practice to basic needs and basic needs to collective resourcefulness and capacity. The members of Southern Journeys represent a long and revered tradition of hard-working, enterprising women, mothers, community leaders and activists. Southern rural Black communities have survived and thrived due not only … Read moreCo-op Stories: Southern Journeys Collective by Sarah Bobrow-Williams
One of the initial questions for a group forming a cooperative in Georgia is whether the cooperative should be legally organized in Georgia or in another state. This question most often comes up because Georgia, unlike some other states, has limited options for legally organizing cooperatives. While other states may have specific statutes for forming … Read moreLegal Corner: In What State Should We Organize Our Co-op? by Roland Hall, Autry, Hall & Cook, LLP