Employee Ownership Organizations
The NCEO is a nonprofit membership organization which was established in 1981 to provide objective and reliable information and research on employee ownership. Each spring, the Beyster Institute and the NCEO join forces to present the Employee Ownership Annual Conference, the leading annual employee ownership event for privately held companies. Learn more at www.nceo.org.
The California Center for Employee Ownership (CCEO) provides information and resources to promote a better understanding of employee ownership in California. Our resources can help you determine if employee ownership is a good option for your company, whether you're looking to sell all or part of your business, create a market for company shares, engage your employees, attract and retain talent, or are just interested in the concept. Learn more at ownershipcalifornia.org.
Since its inception in 1978, The ESOP Association represents the interests of corporations that sponsor employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and provides advocacy and educational services on behalf of its members. Learn more at www.esopassociation.org.
The Ohio Employee Ownership Center is a nonprofit program established in 1987 to provide outreach, information and preliminary technical assistance to Ohio employees and business owners interested in exploring employee ownership. Learn more at www.oeockent.org.
The Vermont Employee Ownership Center promotes employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families and stabilize communities. It provides information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business and entrepreneurs who wish to start a company with broadly shared ownership. Learn more at www.veoc.org.
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is a leading source of expertise on managing and representing workers, designing effective organizations and building strong employment relationships. Rutgers is home to Professor Joseph Blasi, a leading expert on employee stock ownership, broad-based stock options, management stock ownership, employee involvement and corporate governance. Learn more at www.smlr.rutgers.edu.
The Center on Business and Poverty, an initiative of the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison, supports and disseminates high-quality research on the ways in which businesses can help globally improve the long-term economic stability and well-being of their low-income employees. Learn more at www.cobap.org.
The Oxford University Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business
The Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business exists to develop and compile research on these alternative corporate forms, and to act as an academic hub for economists, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, and business and management scholars, with an interest in broadening debates about ownership and corporate governance.
The Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC) stimulates employee-ownership opportunities in the Rocky Mountain Region. We raise awareness by consulting directly with business owners, putting on education and training programs and being a contact point with government officials. Learn more at www.rmeoc.org.
The Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, supported by volunteers from among Pennsylvania ESOP companies, service providers and agencies, educational institutions and other interested parties. The PCEO promotes better understanding of the values of employee ownership among business leaders, public officials, employees, members of the media, students, teachers, nonprofit leaders, consumers, and other persons and organizations in Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit http://www.ownershippennsylvania.org.
ESCA, Employee-Owned S Corporations of America, is the voice in Washington, DC that speaks exclusively for employee-owned S corporations (“S ESOPs”). Since 1998, ESCA’s membership has grown to represent more than 215,000 employee-owners in virtually every state in the nation. ESCA company members engage in a broad spectrum of business activities and are a variety of sizes – from 25-person businesses to companies with 18,000+ employee-owners – but all have one thing in common: a commitment to protecting the S corporation ESOP structure and promoting it so that more working Americans can become employee-owners.