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Celebrate October Employee Ownership and Coop Month!

Nationally, employee-owners’ median household wealth is 92% higher than average, they receive 33% more income from wages, and their job tenure is over 50% longer. Read more >>

Our Summer at the Aspen Institute

At this summer’s Economic Security Summit, Project Equity’s Co-founder, Hilary Abell represented our successes in connecting work and wealth through employee ownership. Our partners at The Industrial Commons were highlighted at The Aspen Ideas Festival. Read more >>

Empowering Regional Partners

As communities across the nation help business owners plan for succession, they realize the tremendous power employee ownership has to keep their companies locally-rooted. This summer Project Equity’s Co-founder, Hilary Abell, visited Communities Unlimited (CU) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read more >>

Community Engagement

This summer, Project Equity helped the employees complete their purchase of Niles Pie Comany, a growing bakery and cafe in Union City, CA. On August 12th  Niles Pie threw their community a big party, and the turnout was fantastic. Read more >>

SF Bay Area’s Newest Cooperatives

Congratulate the SF Bay Area's Newest Cooperatives In the summer of 2017, Project Equity helped employees purchase Niles Pie, a bakery and cafe in Union City, CA and A Slice of...

Why 1 in 6 jobs are at risk

Our local business landscape is about to go through a dramatic shift. Independently owned and operated businesses are the lifeblood of our local economies. With 10,000 baby...

Humanity at Work

Places we've been In July of 2016, our co-founder, Alison Lingane, was honored to be invited, along with U.S. credit union executives and field builders, to visit Mondragon, one...

Think Tank Day: North Carolina

Building the Nationwide Ecosystem In June of 2016 we had the honor of facilitating a Think Tank Day in Morganton, NC, hosted by Western Piedmont Community College and Molly...
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Toto’s Story

Toto’s Story

I’m Toto. I started working at Niles Pie in May 2015. I was hired to work at the farmers’ markets after my contract was over as a data analyst for the IRS. Now that I’m an owner, I’m looking at the job and business from a very different perspective. Read full story >>

Our Summer at the Aspen Institute

Our Summer at the Aspen Institute

At this summer’s Economic Security Summit, Project Equity’s Co-founder, Hilary Abell represented our successes in connecting work and wealth through employee ownership. Our partners at The Industrial Commons were highlighted at The Aspen Ideas Festival. Read more >>

Empowering Regional Partners

Empowering Regional Partners

As communities across the nation help business owners plan for succession, they realize the tremendous power employee ownership has to keep their companies locally-rooted. This summer Project Equity’s Co-founder, Hilary Abell, visited Communities Unlimited (CU) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read more >>

Ren’s Story

Ren’s Story

I thought it was going to be really difficult to establish employee ownership, but Hilary and Patty really taught us so much through the whole process. They broke it down and showed us that it was up to us to decide what guidelines would work for us. Read full story >>

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

This summer, Project Equity helped the employees complete their purchase of Niles Pie Comany, a growing bakery and cafe in Union City, CA. On August 12th  Niles Pie threw their community a big party, and the turnout was fantastic. Read more >>

SF Bay Area’s Newest Cooperatives

SF Bay Area’s Newest Cooperatives

Congratulate the SF Bay Area's Newest Cooperatives In the summer of 2017, Project Equity helped employees purchase Niles Pie, a bakery and cafe in Union City, CA and A Slice of New York, a pizza restaurant with locations in San Jose and Sunnyvale. Each owner (Kirk...

Why 1 in 6 jobs are at risk

Why 1 in 6 jobs are at risk

Our local business landscape is about to go through a dramatic shift. Independently owned and operated businesses are the lifeblood of our local economies. With 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day in the United States, a significant portion of privately-owned...

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