Panel Discussion: Worker Directed Economic Development: The Role of Planning in the Development and Support of Worker Coops
Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Event Type: Other
APA NYM Economic Development Committee invites you to a panel discussion with 3 guest speakers to discuss Worker Directed Economic Development. In 2014, NYC Council voted to support a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. Worker cooperatives are growing nationally as part of a broad movement addressing urban poverty, long-term unemployment, and income inequality. Public and private leadership have been working together to support this promising option for improving the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable. This panel will explore the result off that legislation by hearing from leaders of organizations who have been funded by the The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative.
Moderated panel with question and answer session to follow.
Date: Jan 18th 2018, 6pm to 8pm
Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall : 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Leigh Brown, Program Associate from Democracy at Work Institute
Sylvia Morse, Project Coordinator, Cooperative Development Program from Center for Family Life
Matt Berlin, Senior Business Strategist from The ICA Group
Moderator: Scott Grimm-Lyon, AICP
RSVP is required via email no later than 5pm on Jan, 17th 2018. (Participants need to be on the guest list in advance for the building security)