A warm welcome to NEC's four newest members:
The Austin Cooperative Business Association (ACBA) works to build and expand the cooperative economy in central Texas.
Appalachian Voices works at the nexus of America’s ongoing shift from dirty energy to solar, wind and other 21st-century energy sources. They defend the region from mountaintop removal coal mining, fracked-gas pipeline building, and other harmful practices while promoting clean energy sources that generate local jobs and community wealth and that sustain Appalachia’s natural heritage.
Higher Purpose Co.'s mission is to create economic opportunity in the Northwest Region of the Mississippi Delta by supporting underserved entrepreneurs. They provide education, access to capital, business support services, and mentorship to our community of entrepreneurs.
Cooperative Federal's mission is to build the local economy in ways that foster justice, serve people and communities that are underserved by mainstream financial institutions, and responsibly manage our members’ assets. Cooperative Federal—based in Syracuse, NY—is a unique combination of a traditional credit union and a non-profit community development organization. Staff are activists posing as bankers.