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Department of Small and Local Business Development – Open Stakeholders Meeting – October

DSLBD LogoThe DSLBD Innovation & Equitable Development Office is holding an open stakeholders meeting on the topic of business and worker cooperatives in the District of Columbia. This engagement builds on the local economy discussion held by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Fall 2016.

Stakeholders are invited to help implement an action plan for supporting existing and new cooperatives in the District. Meetings are monthly through to at least December 2017.

October Cooperatives Stakeholders Meeting
Friday 10/27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 805S, Washington, DC 20020

Please join us on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30pm at Shaw Library. Democracy at Work DC has a first draft of legislation to enhance our local government’s promotion of worker owned co-ops. At this meeting we are having a planning… Read More

The next d@w-DC meeting will be on Wednesday, October 18th at the Shaw Library. As part of our advocacy efforts, we must understand what the law in DC is currently. Come out to learn what the law is… Read More

Coop Tour Recap – Vélocity

We toured Vélocity, a volunteer coop in Alexandria, to see the operation and ask questions. Check out this video from our visit.

Join d@w-DC as we continue our discussion on the nuts and bolts of Worker Coops. Ever wondered how a worker coop actually runs? What distinguishes worker coops from other coops and forms of business? What are the advantages… Read More
As part of our outreach and coordination activities, we have been in contact with some of the DC coops asking if we can make arrangements to visit. We’ve been invited by Vélocity, a volunteer coop in Alexandria, to… Read More
Our next meeting has been scheduled for August 20th at the Petworth Library from 2 to 4 PM. Here’s the FB event for RSVPs – https://www.facebook.com/events/494045174271701/ We will have a presentation  on various equity ownerships structures in co-operatives. We will also… Read More