Ever heard the term, “vote with your wallet?” With every purchase you make, you cast a vote. But the concept goes far beyond outrage over advertising campaigns and politically-charged public opinion. The vote you cast with your hard-earned dollars begins in your community. When you patronize businesses rooted in Colorado you’re casting a vote in favor of Colorado. And while…

What is Flooring America? Flooring America is a cooperative of more than 500 independent, locally owned and operated retailers. Flooring America stores have often been operated for many generations, and they are always staffed by local flooring experts. When you visit a Colorado Flooring America store, you will find products that are unique to the…

Shopping for Lighting in Colorado? Shop Local at Your Nearest Colorado Lighting Co-Op Lighting sets the scene for your entire home. You want to choose a brand that matches with your unique style and that offers an inviting atmosphere for guests. When it comes to lighting, the store you choose can make the difference between…

The beautiful weather and landscape in Colorado makes it a perfect place for cyclists to ride. In the city of Denver, people of all ages can use bikes to get around town without dealing with the hassle of a car. Bicycles more energy efficient, and a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the…

Finding Colorado Carpet, Home Decor, and Renovation Stores Home decor and renovation is an exciting part of owning a home. But, choosing flooring and carpet is a big decision. You want to bring only the best into your home, and there are so many places in Colorado to shop for carpet that choosing where to…

What is Wayfinder Co-op? Shared workspace is on the rise across the nation, and even worldwide with the number of coworking members projected to rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022. With more companies embracing telecommuting, and freelancing gigs growing exponentially in popularity, people are re-imagining the meaning of workspace. The flexibility…

For a utility co-op, the cooperative business model is used to manage electricity and other public utilities. More specifically electric co-ops use this model to bring safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to people all over the United States. Co-ops account for 42% of the United States’ electric distribution. Electric co-ops power over half of the…

CoBank is a national cooperative bank based out of Denver, Colorado. CoBank services the agribusiness, water, communications, and power industries across rural America by providing them with loans, leases, export financing, and other financial services. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a national network of banks and retail lending associations that support rural borrowers…

Start.coop is a Boston based program that provides strategic tools, knowledge and investment that empowers people to build cooperatively-owned businesses. Start.coop has partnered with the Fledge accelerator network, the global network of conscious company accelerators, to launch the nation’s first accelerator focused on shared ownership models. Tools, Knowledge & Investment Gain the tools to transform…