Thank you for joining us for the Equitable Economic Recovery Through Worker Ownership Webinar.
Communities across the country face a long and uneven road to recovery. As cities, towns and villages look for approaches to repair and rebuild their local economies, worker ownership offers a proven strategy for retaining and creating quality jobs, cultivating and anchoring local ownership, and saving long standing businesses from preventable closures.
As the inaugural event of our Shared Equity Webinar Series (SEWS), the Democracy at Work Institute and the National League of Cities introduced the benefits of worker ownership and shared current examples of city-led initiatives that are meeting community needs. Through simple policies and actions, elected officials and city staff can enable worker ownership as a solution for exiting legacy business owners, struggling small businesses, and workers with barriers to employment. Attendees left the session with ideas and examples of how to support worker-owned business formation as an equitable economic relief and recovery strategy.