Monroe County Matters

The Wisconsin Model: Cooperatives, Part 1

July 09, 2020 Kate Rice
Monroe County Matters
The Wisconsin Model: Cooperatives, Part 1
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Monroe County Matters
The Wisconsin Model: Cooperatives, Part 1
Jul 09, 2020
Kate Rice

Wisconsin has more than 700 cooperatives--far more than most other states. What is a coop? It's democratic democracy, a model that is about far more about producing a return for investors and instead produces a return for the community. I talk to two experts, Lynn Pitman and Kelly Maynard of the UW Center for Cooperatives. You have no idea how many cooperatives are in your life. And they include my beloved Green Bay Packers. Which may not fit the technical definition of a cooperative, but it does fit the spirit of it. 

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Wisconsin has more than 700 cooperatives--far more than most other states. What is a coop? It's democratic democracy, a model that is about far more about producing a return for investors and instead produces a return for the community. I talk to two experts, Lynn Pitman and Kelly Maynard of the UW Center for Cooperatives. You have no idea how many cooperatives are in your life. And they include my beloved Green Bay Packers. Which may not fit the technical definition of a cooperative, but it does fit the spirit of it.