NCBA CLUSA, the Cooperative Development Foundation and local partner Keystone Development Center will host the first in a series of regional cooperative policy roundtables in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania next month.
The April 1 event will spur discussion around creating an enabling policy environment for cooperative development.
With 65,000 cooperative establishments and a total membership of more than 115 million people, co-ops are a powerful part of the U.S. economy. And while cooperatives contribute to the creation of healthy, sustainable and equitable communities, policies at the national, state and local level can hinder their growth and development.
This one-day roundtable discussion is an opportunity to connect with local leaders and cooperative business and development experts to identify and articulate the most significant strategic national, state and local policies, financing mechanisms and other systems and structures that support or impede cooperative development.
Other regional policy roundtables in this series will take place in Denver, Colorado on May 1; Sacramento, California on September 5; Madison, Wisconsin on September 12; St. Paul, Minnesota on September 13; and Olympia, Washington on October 23.
To attend the April 1 roundtable in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, email Keystone Development Center.