4. Grow virally and transform the world
People create their own jobs, build their own economic power, and steward their own communities. As projects are successful, investments are repaid and money and knowledge are shared with new communities, allowing the whole system to spread like a network and allow local control to go global.
How can any organization change the world? It can’t — but people can. The hardest part of any plan is who will execute it. In our plan to transform the economy, we all do it together.
“People say to me they don’t think us workers can be owners. But I say to them, believe it, because here we are. Now that we’ve done this, who knows what’s possible.” — Arizona Stingley, New Era Windows Cooperative
Arizona is not alone:
98% repayment rate just from profits we helped generate
1000+ investments in worker and community owned businesses
210+ companies democratically owned and managed by workers
$0 extracted from the economy through our zero-debt loans