Cooperative Projects

general cooperative development

Other Cooperative Business Focus Areas

Producer Cooperatives
• Created by producers
• Organized to process, market and distribute their own products
• Examples: agriculture products, lumber, carpentry and crafts

Service Cooperatives
• Created to fill a need in the community
• Organized to give members more control over the services that are offered
• Examples: service coops such as childcare, health care clinics and funeral services

Housing Cooperatives
• A type of service coop that is a unique form of home ownership
• Organized as an incorporated business formed by people who wish to provide and jointly own their housing
• The units in a coop are owned by the cooperatives


Value-Added Agriculture

Business Succession