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Who We Are

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities.

We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

11/9: Worker Co-op Conversation in Burlington with Equal Exchange Co-Founder Rink Dickinson

Join the VEOC and Burlington-area worker co-op members for an evening of discussion and pizza with Equal Exchange co-founder Rink Dickinson! Doors are at 6:30 pm, and Rink will give a short talk followed by Q&A around 7:00. The event will take place at 156 North Winooski Ave in Burlington.

10/15: Free Screening of "We The Owners" Employee Ownership Documentary in Burlington

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is pleased to join Hallam ICS, PC Construction, PT-360, Gardners' Supply Company, Pension Works, and Carris Reels in presenting a free screening of the awa

2014 Annual Conference Held

The 12th annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference was held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. 

Why Share the Fruits of Success with Employees?

Read this blog post from the Great Place to Work Institute.

Senator Sanders Introduces Bills to Support Employee Ownership

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has introduced two pieces of legislation that could give an enormous boost to employee ownership in this country.

Basque co-operative Mondragon defies Spain slump

"Economic success stories are rare in recession

Chelsea Green Publishing Becomes Employee-Owned

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT — Independent book publisher Chelsea Green announced that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees.<

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