What would it take to build an American economy grounded in employee ownership?
Millions of Americans already have an ownership stake in their workplace. More than 7,000 U.S. companies are owned wholly or in part by their employees—the people who work there every day. And between 1,600 and 4,400 of these companies are majority employee-owned. These employee-owned businesses are more connected to their communities, better for their workers, and are measurably more stable and productive than traditional investor-owned corporations. They represent the seedbed of a new kind of economy based on broad-based prosperity, limited wealth inequality, and a shared sense of ownership of and responsibility for our communities and workplaces.
What’s possible if we think big, and build from this foundation with strategic alliances, smart policy, and the resources to take employee ownership to scale?