Inside Evergreen Cooperatives' Unusual Business Model
A pioneering initiative here in Cleveland is working to break the cycle of poverty - while building wealth in neighborhoods that have seen little of it.
Evergreen Cooperative Corporation operates a greenhouse and a laundry service is staffed by workers that are also part owners. Last year ideastream's Darrielle Snipes visited the cooperatives' headquarters to learn more about this unusual business model.
Then, ideastream's Rick Jackson gets an update from the Evergreen's CEO John McMicken on the current state of the company, and if it's unusual business model has yielded a profit.
- John McMicken, CEO, Evergreen Cooperative Corporation