Why is Black Economic Empowerment important?
"Black economic empowerment is key to Madison's long term economic and social well being. MCDC is explicit in it's goal to strengthen business ownership for communities of color and can support black entrepreneurs who want to start cooperative businesses with funding and technical assistance." ~Charity Schmidt~
MCDC's is the City of Madison’s funded initiative to form worker cooperatives that address income inequality and racial disparities by creating living-wage and union jobs. We are a collaborative of community-based organizations, labor unions and cooperative developers. MCDC works to support the growth and creation of worker cooperatives, specifically addressing the factors affecting local communities of color, low wealth and traditionally excluded workforces. The goal is to create a sustainable system that will combat poverty, empower workers and increase equity in order to strengthen Madison’s long-term economic health.
MCDC shares their resources with attendees at the ResourceFULL Black Businesses event April 12th.
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