Co-ops in Our Community

Food co-ops are not the only co-ops. There are healthcare co-ops, co-ops for services like electricity and Internet, and housing co-ops. Credit unions are co-op banks. Even the Associated Press is a co-op! What these businesses all have in common is serving the needs of their owners. Co-ops have existed for over a hundred years and have over 120 million members in the United States. Here are some in our community.