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Evergreen Cooperatives, 2008–present

This is a Project. It was designed by Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Democracy Collaborative and Cleveland Foundation and collaborator: Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University. It is dated 2008–present.

Evergreen Cooperatives is a socially responsive redevelopment strategy to improve Cleveland’s regional economy by stabilizing underserved neighborhoods and building wealth for low-income residents, while reducing the region’s carbon footprint. The employee-owned cooperatives—a green laundry, alternative-energy enterprise, and hydroponic greenhouse—located in the city’s hard-hit neighborhoods are designed to capture the 3 billion dollars that Cleveland’s anchor institutions—universities and hospitals “anchored” in place and unlikely to relocate—spend on products and services annually. They provide training, create jobs, and promote employee-owner asset accumulation to bridge the widening wealth gap.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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