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The United Nations has recognized 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. Those who have been reading this site for a while know that we believe that the cooperative model is the most powerful wealth creator a community can embrace. Beyond a living wage, members of a coop build equity stakes in their enterprise and share responsibilities and benefits more democratically.
This is good stuff. At a time when encouraging news is at a premium around here, Eastern Market is planning something that will have a far-reaching positive impact on Detroit's world-class urban ag scene.
A quick chat with Laura of the Michigan Industrial Hemp Education and Marketing Project (MIHEMP):
The New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI) was launched in 2008 as a unique philanthropic initiative aimed at helping to restore southeast Michigan to a position of leadership in the new global economy. NEI is committed to increasing prosperity and expanding opportunity for all residents and communities in the region. Ten national and local foundations have committed $100 million to this eight-year initiative to accelerate the transition of metro Detroit to an innovation-based economy. These foundations include:
Vanguard Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a comprehensive, holistic community service and development organization that works to facilitate, coordinate and ignite education, economic and community development.
Model D is a web magazine that creates a new narrative for Detroit -- telling the stories of development, creative people and businesses, vibrant neighborhoods and cool places to live, eat, shop, work and play.
Specializing in Employee Ownership, ESOPs, Representation of Employee Owned Companies, Stock Options, Business and Capital Strategies for Labor Unions, Ownership Policy Development & Community Economic Development
The Arts Alliance promotes leadership and creates opportunities for artists and cultural organizations that stimulate economic development and build strong, vibrant communities in our region.
Through Education, Employment and Economic Development, Central Detroit Christian CDC strives to instill hope, faith and values while inspiring individuals within the community to reach their highest potential as confident, productive and caring community leaders and citizens.