2019 Co-op IMPACT: Power in Purpose
Cooperatives are unique, purpose driven businesses that provide quality service to members and consumers, sustain communities, enterprises and individuals through locally rooted businesses, and empower economic democracy through ownership and participation.
Cooperative businesses are flexible and responsive. The model allows the development of new cooperatives to meet the needs of rural communities impacted by lack of investment and globalization as well as workers displaced by technology. Existing cooperatives adapt the model to meet their changing competitive landscape.
The 2019 IMPACT Conference is an opportunity for all cooperatives to discuss innovations and share best practices in governance, communications, community involvement, education and cooperation among cooperatives.