Resources for Cooperatives in Central Texas

These resources are recommended by the ACBA to benefit cooperatives, co-op members, researchers, and others interested in learning more about local cooperatives and the co-op movement.

 
 
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supporting cooperatively owned businesses

This report commissioned by the City of Austin describes best practices for municipal support of worker and consumer co-ops in Austin. The report was compiled following advocacy work by ACBA, and is based on primary research including interviews with ACBA leaders and member co-ops.

 
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beyond business as usual

This report was led by Cooperation Texas with the support of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. It discusses the current impact of cooperatives on the Austin economy and identifies barriers and opportunities for cooperative growth. It proposes a provocative model for bringing co-ops to scale, using existing cooperatives as their own "anchor institutions" for seeded new worker co-ops to supply their goods and services.