U.S. Rep Mark Pocan
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Pocan Promotes Awareness and Benefits of Cooperatives at Visits to Local Businesses

Dane County is home to 80 cooperatives, has the highest number of co-ops per capita of any county in country

By - Aug 4th, 2016 02:55 pm

MADISON, WI. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after visiting several local cooperative businesses to promote the benefits of this business model and raise awareness of the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus.

“Cooperatives not only create good paying jobs, they also give employees and local communities an opportunity to be directly involved in business decisions,” Rep. Pocan said. “I’m proud that my District is home to many thriving cooperatives such as the ones I visited today. Earlier this year I launched the bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus with Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) to help policymakers enact co-op friendly legislation. By highlighting successful co-ops in my District and through my work with the Co-Op Caucus, we can promote greater awareness of the cooperative business model.”      

Cooperatives can be found in virtually every sector of the U.S. economy from affordable housing, to quality-sourced food, greater access to electricity, banking and credit needs, and for early childhood learning. Dane County, home to 80 cooperatives, has the highest number of co-ops per capita of any county in country.

To learn more about the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus, please visit www.ncba.coop/coopcaucus.

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