What we do
The Southeast Center for Cooperative Development is a Tennessee-based non-profit (IRS designated non-profit status pending) organization working to create living-wage jobs through worker-ownership in all its forms. We provide technical assistance, education and collaboration to individuals and groups interested developing worker-owned cooperatives, as well as businesses converting to employee ownership. We provide these services with the ultimate goal of building a network of mutually supportive cooperatives in Tennessee and eventually throughout the Southeast. Our main commitment is to serving members of underserved and/or low-income communities and communities of color.
What we offer
Technical assistance and training
Support funding and financing of employee-owned cooperatives
Educate the public to promote community economic development starting in the Nashville area
Build a network of mutually supportive cooperatives
Give support for conversions to employee ownership as a succession plan
Expand public education and advocacy to increase economic opportunities through employee-ownership in the Southeast
Employee-owned cooperative enterprises can help create a Nashville for all by
creating good jobs
building community wealth
bringing democracy to the workplace
Are you interested?
If you are interested in starting an employee-owned business or thinking about selling your business to your employees contact us at SEC4CD@gmail.comor call Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger at 214-632-5695.