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News and Updates


W8CED has a plan to create a broad base of ownership for community economic development in Ward 8.

Community organizations, businesses, and stakeholders in community economic development formed W8CED's steering committee to ensure that existing residents and businesses substantially participate in economic development activities and opportunities in Ward 8 that will create community wealth and economic self sufficiency.

Please consider 1. Read the plan. 2. Complete W8★CED Survey.  3. Get In Touch.
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Announcement: Next Meeting Monday, July 27th 1pm - 2:30pm 

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Co-op News Announcements, Resources, & Opportunities

  • Announcement —The Shared Equity in Economic Development (SEED) Fellowship is offering a year-long program of leadership development, peer-to-peer learning, and strategy design support to build equitable economies using democratic business. Learn More
     
  • Resource — The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) info session "DC Cooperative Businesses: What Resources Are Out There?" Watch the Recording
     
  • News — "The Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization approved the Mayor’s proposed FY21 budget to hire a full-time worker in the Department of Housing and Community Development to establish Limited-Equity Cooperative Housing for low-to-moderate income residents wishing to become homeowners." Learn More
     
  • Resource — The Small Business Administration has Economic Injury Disaster Loans for those affected by COVID-19. If you are interested in applying for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Learn More
     
  • News — DSLBD recently debuted #BuildBackBetterDC, a digital learning series for small business experts and owners to share insights and resources with the entire small business community during these unprecedented times. Watch the Recording
     
  • Announcement  — Network for Developing Conscious Communities (NDCC) launched its Cooperative Academy in Washington, DC this month — Baltimore will have its second NDCC Cooperative Academy from September 26th to December 19th — applications due no later than August 17th. Learn More
     
  • Announcement  - United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives launched Guilded LCA, a freelancer cooperative aimed at improving access to health care services for freelancers DC, Maryland and Virginia. Learn More and Register for the Pilot
     
  • News — Read about Up & Go Cooperative worker-owned cooperative and new platform cooperative model in the New York Times.
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