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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
When the City Steps In: Institutionalizing City Government Support for Worker Cooperatives

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City governments around the US are supporting the growth of worker cooperatives as a strategy for preserving local business and alleviating economic inequality. NYC's Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative is the country's largest municipal program of its kind. Administered by SBS, this initiative funds a coalition of organizations to develop and grow worker cooperatives and their ecosystem of support. This workshop will explore how the initiative evolved and how the city is institutionalizing support for worker cooperatives.


Jasmine Vasandani

Jasmine Vasandani is the Program Manager for Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). She oversees the outcomes and performance of the Initiative partners, wherein she helped compile a report in compliance with Local... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Bulger Communication Center West