Consumer-Owned Cooperatives

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"Consumer-owned Cooperatives: like worker-owned cooperatives, these consumer-owned businesses can implement democratic decision-making and equitable pay scales, as well as being responsive to the needs and values of the workers, consumers, and local community. Likewise, they must overcome the problem of access to start-up capital." (


"One example is the Schönau Power Supply, a consumer-owned power cooperative in Germany [1]:

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  1. Worker-Owned Cooperatives
  2. Housing Cooperatives
  3. Credit Unions
  4. Food Cooperatives
  5. Farmer’s Cooperatives