The Greater Boston Chamber of Cooperatives is dedicated to strengthening and expanding the greater Boston cooperative economy through education, advocacy, and collaboration among its member organizations.
Through shared resources and cross-sector collective action, we are working to build a more just, democratic, and sustainable economy.

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.


The Greater Boston Chamber of Cooperatives includes:

Worker Co-ops: Businesses owned by their employees
Consumer Co-ops: Businesses owned by their costumers
Housing Co-ops: Housing owned by it's residents.


Because Cooperatives are member-owned, they:
  • Keep jobs and wealth in local communities.
  • Are more resilient and less likely to lay off workers.
  • Are more accountable to their local community.
  • Can reduce income inequality.
  • Can address market-failures.
  • Provide permanently affordable housing