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The story of BRED and our larger peer network in Next City

From a great article by Oscar Perry Abello in Next City: If the financial cooperative works out, worker cooperatives will be able to access all or most of the financing they need through the people that know them best — the other worker-owners in their city or community. Each locality will have one or more local loan funds controlled by, and ...
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Coop Advice Night & Happy Hour

Wednesday July 13 6-9PM Red Emma's (30 W. North Avenue) Curious about starting a cooperative business? Interested in finding out what kind of resources and support for co-ops is being built in Baltimore City?  Just want to hang out and geek out about building democratic workplaces? Then swing by this cooperative info night & happy hour, organized by BRED, and hosted by Red ...
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Research Associates Foundation

Thanks to a grant from the Research Associates Foundation in their Spring 2016 grant cycle, BRED will be able to provide 125 hours of free technical assistance to Baltimore-based cooperatives. We anticipate splitting this between direct, hands-on, one-on-one assistance with projects we are funding or working to fund, and free public cooperative business workshops which will be starting this summer ...
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Worker Cooperative Jumpstart

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, more than 110 community members convened in Baltimore for a full day of workshops and trainings related to the establishment of worker-owned cooperatives. The organizers, a new network of technical assistance providers called the Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy (BRED), were very pleased with the turnout and engagement. “There has been a lot of discussion ...
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