Policy Strategies to Build A More Inclusive Economy


Federal, state and local policies enabled the formation and growth of cooperatives that turned the lights on in rural America, housed workers and their families in high cost urban areas and provided financing for agricultural producers and financial services for wage earners. This panel will look at what new policies could jump start cooperative development and expansion to address contemporary issues.

Moderator: Doug O’Brien, President and CEO, NCBA CLUSA 
Panelist: Diane Gasaway, Executive Director, Northwest Cooperative Development Center 
Panelist: Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute 
Panelist: Monica Rainge, Director, Land Retention and Advocacy, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

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