Cooperative Development Funds of CDS

Grantee Year: 
2015
City: 
Clarkfield
State: 
Minnesota

CDF serves as a partner and catalyst in developing and strengthening cooperative economies. This project will allow CDF and the Clarkfield Economic Development Authority to test cooperative development strategies in a rural setting. This approach aims to support young/expanding businesses and reduces risk of failure; create broad-based community engagement and investment; and empowers citizens to take ownership of their local economy through the disciplines of the cooperative model and the democratic control of capital.