On Dec. 15, 2011, Representative Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.) and three co-sponsors introduced the National Cooperative Development Act, which would establish a National Cooperative Development Center to provide capital, training and other resources to foster cooperative development in both urban and rural areas. Addressing economic development though cooperative development will advance the economic stability of local regions; increase the circulation of capital locally; and develop, attract and anchor new productive capital in urban and rural underserved communities.
Find more info from the National Cooperative Business Association: Support the National Cooperative Development Act.
Please ask your Representative to co-sponsor this bill. To donate to the campaign or join the email list for additional information, visit www.campaign.coop.