Worker-Owned Cooperatives Help Communities Create Wealth

The Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, Ohio, are pioneering innovative models of job creation, wealth building, and sustainability.

Evergreen's employee-owned, for-profit companies are based locally and hire locally. They create meaningful green jobs and keep precious financial resources within the community. Coop workers earn a living wage and build equity in their firms as owners of the business.

Evergreen is a partnership between the residents of six Cleveland neighborhoods and some of the city's most important "anchor institutions": the Cleveland Foundation, the City of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and many others. Learn more about this innovative effort to build community wealth to transform Cleveland and change lives.

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