The Evergreen Cooperatives Toolkit

"The Evergreen Toolkit Evergreen’s employee-owned, for-profit companies are based locally and hire locally. Worker-owners at Evergreen earn a living wage and build equity in the firms as owners of the business. This page provides all the introductory material on Evergreen available including its history, the vision and broad goals behind it, the strategic principles, partnerships that made it possible, its structure, frequently asked questions, and much more.

"Evergreen’s success in Cleveland has prompted other cities to embark on the path of adapting the “Evergreen-Model” for their own communities. The east coast, the west coast, the Rust Belt, and the Sun Belt are all now home to adaptation efforts in one form or another. This page contains resources on all aspects of what’s required to adapt the “Evergreen-Model.” Resources include material on developing partnerships, strategies for community engagement, assessing local feasibility, developing strategic plans, business plans, hosting community wealth building roundtables, financing adaptation efforts, determining which community wealth building mechanisms are appropriate, worker-owner training, and more to follow."

Adapting the Evergreen Model Documents

Resources for Developing Worker-Owned Businesses