5000 Arizona Cooperative Entrepreneurs Initative
Our initiative will help grow local economies in Arizona based on inclusion, social justice and sustainability through providing access to education, capital and business support services for cooperative entrepreneurs.
Our effort is to foster greater shared economic growth and to leverage the expertise of the public and private sectors in growing local economies.
Empirical evidence supports the notion that cooperatives build a better society. A major obstacle to cooperative entrepreneurs is lack of access to knowledge, expertise and capital to help grow their businesses. Cooperative entrepreneurs have enormous potential to build inclusive, just and sustainable communities but to fulfill the potentials of the principles and values of the cooperative business model they need access to education, capital and business connections.
We will launch of facility for the growth and development of cooperative enterprises in Arizona to have access to community capital.
The facility will empower cooperative by providing access to capital, stimulate sustainable economic development and build more inclusive, equitable and prosperous communities in Arizona.
The initiative will be a private sector innovation to catalyze public, private and community participation and investments for a greater role of the cooperative business model premised on a partnership of private businesses, institutions, philanthropic organizations and interfaith communities.