Co-op Weekly – Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence

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Including co-ops in the 2017 Economic Census will help pinpoint the scope and impact of cooperative businesses nationwide.Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence

NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. The Office of Management and Budget on Friday approved without change or question the main 2017 Economic Census package, which includes a question identifying cooperative businesses.

“This is a breakthrough moment for cooperatives nationwide,” said Judy Ziewacz, president and CEO of NCBA CLUSA. “The data gathered by the 2017 Economic Survey will fill a critical gap within the cooperative sector, allowing us to tell the story of cooperative economic impact in a more compelling way.”

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A nursery at Los Pinos Cooperative, where a new co-investment fund will help build an organic production facility on site.Access to co-investment fund is providing the leg up coffee co-ops in El Salvador need Rebuilding El Salvador’s iconic coffee industry doesn’t come at a low cost. When coffee rust started distressing the crop in 2013—slashing production levels and wiping out entire farms’ worth of coffee plants—the industry was at a loss for cost-effective solutions to deal with the impending economic crisis.

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During this webinar, you’ll learn how good Business Intelligence implementation can make your co-op more efficient and competitive.

Register now for “Prepare for IMPACT” Business Intelligence Webinar Series, Part 1

NCBA CLUSA’s Prepare for IMPACT pre-conference webinars are designed to prepare attendees for discussions at NCBA CLUSA’s 2017 Cooperative IMPACT Conference in October. This exclusive three-part series will examine Business Intelligence for cooperatives.

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2017 inductees to the Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees share wisdom and reflect on lessons learned during a panel last week.

Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees reflect on career highlights and the co-op advantage Despite coming to the cooperative movement from different backgrounds and sectors, this year’s inductees to the Cooperative Hall of Fame each believe that co-ops have untapped power—power that could solve income inequality, amplify the benefits of ownership and, ultimately, build a better world.

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