The ICA Group is the country’s leading expert on worker ownership and the oldest national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives. We are a mission driven non-profit organized as a worker cooperative that brings to the worker ownership sector a level of analysis and rigor offered by the most competitive national business advisory firms. We combine this with a deep understanding of worker ownership and other worker-centered structures and a commitment to serving low-wage workers and communities of color.
“To expand economic opportunity and self-determination by supporting initiatives that empower workers, build community assets, and root capital locally through employee ownership.“
Since our founding in 1977, ICA has helped start more thirty worker co-ops and social enterprises, helped dozens of companies convert to worker ownership, and saved or created over 10,000 jobs. We have provided strategic guidance to scores of mission aligned non-profits and through our work managing the Alternative Staffing Alliance over 30,000 people with barriers to employment find work each year. Our sister loan fund LEAF has invested and leveraged over $91 million in worker and community owned firms resulting in the creation or retention of more than 6,000 jobs.