Co-op Development Act
Important co-op legislation proposed
Help support passage of The National Cooperative Development Act of 2011. Write your representative today!
Passage of this bill will help open the door to create jobs and build community through new cooperative business development in underserved communities.
With the proposed $25 million per year, this program is designed to be low-cost and high-impact. By funding the work of business developers, the program will create more businesses and jobs per dollar invested than by investing in individual businesses. Additionally, the revolving loan fund and matching grant features multiply the effectiveness of each dollar invested in this program.
What can you do to help?
- Write a letter asking your Representative to demonstrate their commitment to strengthening communities and creating jobs by becoming a co-sponsor of this bill. For a sample letter click here. For contact information for your representative click here.
- Donate to the Campaign for Cooperatiion. Your donation will help them continue to generate public awareness and support for efforts to meet the needs of underserved communities through cooperative business development. Donations for the Campaign for Cooperation are NOT tax deductible.