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Democratic ownership can transform industries

Since 1977, the ICA Group has applied expert analysis, results-based planning and a collaborative management approach to start and grow worker cooperatives, democratic ESOPs, and other social purpose ventures.

Inspired by the Mondragon experiment in Northern Spain, the founders of ICA promoted worker cooperatives as a means to prevent job loss and create stable communities. Over the last 35 years, this remains at the core of our approach. We utilize best practices to build democratic ownership for a new economy.

Jobs & Asset Building

We work with business owners of all types to preserve and improve job quality through selling their company to their employees. Using a straight forward, customer focused approach, we help business owners cement their legacy and stabilize communities. READ MORE

New Ownership Opportunities

In key industry sectors, we work with community partners to develop worker co-ops & social enterprises that operate at a scale and scope that creates real economic change for a significant number of workers and serves as an example to the market at large. READ MORE

Business Tools & Supports

Our best in class business tools integrate strategy, governance, financial, and capital structure in a single approach tailored worker owned firms & social enterprise. Through classes, peer networks, and publications, we help firms reach their true potential. READ MORE