Join National League of Cities and the Democracy at Work Institute on Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm EDT to learn how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) can be used to support inclusive economic recovery through employee ownership and community ownership models. Broad-based ownership forms such as ESOPs and worker, consumer, and producer cooperatives have always met community needs in tough economic times—they are doing so now and can be further supported to create and retain jobs and vital services that are high-quality and locally rooted while building community wealth and addressing inequality through ownership.
Hear from a range of experts, including NCBA CLUSA’s Director of Government Relations Kate LaTour, on how ARPA funds can be used to help your communities equitably rebuild and recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Take a look at the agenda:
- ARPA Overview for Business Assistance
- Mike Wallace, Legislative Director for Housing, Community & Economic Development, National League of Cities
- Utilizing SBA funds for supporting employee ownership
- Melissa Hoover, Executive Director, Democracy at Work Institute
- Using ARPA to Support Shared Equity
- Kate LaTour, Director, Government Relation, National Cooperative Business Association, CLUSA International
- City Spotlight- Brainstorm Session
- Guest speakers from the City of Madison, WI and Washington, District of Columbia