Center for Community Based Enterprise

“Scan of Community Based Enterprise Innovations and their Application to Detroit” Published by C2BE in 2007 ( is a review of worker owned and community-based enterprises from across the country and around the world coupled with a discussion of how those ideas might apply to the economy of Detroit. It provides much more detail on the history and structure of several of the major examples described below.

Below are additional examples of large groups of worker cooperatives created to overcome the sustainability problems of individual worker co-ops. These exemplify the importance and success of various types of cooperatives: