AMP: Grassroots²

Jackson, MI

Cooperation Jackson

Vision: CJ works to build a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises. CJ works to develop a cooperative network that will consist of a federation of local worker co-ops, a developing cooperative incubator, an education and training center, and a cooperative bank or financial institution.

Impact: CJ intends to establish a network of interlocking institutions that will help stabilize rents, provide affordable “green” housing, create quality living wage jobs, and lay a foundation for the sustainable transformation of Jackson’s economy through cooperative enterprise and solidarity economics.