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Who We Are

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities.

We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

Why Share the Fruits of Success with Employees?

Read this blog post from the Great Place to Work Institute.

Senator Sanders Introduces Bills to Support Employee Ownership

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has introduced two pieces of legislation that could give an enormous boost to employee ownership in this country.

Basque co-operative Mondragon defies Spain slump

“Economic success stories are rare in recession

Chelsea Green Publishing Becomes Employee-Owned

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT — Independent book publisher Chelsea Green announced that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees.<

Tenth Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Wrap-Up

The 2012 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference was held Friday, June 8th, 2012 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT

WCAX News interviews the VEOC’s Jon Crystal and Cindy Turcot of Gardener’s Supply

Jon Crystal of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and Cindy Turcot of Gardener’s Supply Company, appeared on WCAX’s “The :30” to discuss how employee ownership can help businesses grow and thrive.

Click here to watch the video.

Physical therapists form new employee-owned cooperative

A group of 10 seasoned physical therapists, along with two support staff, have formed PT360, a new employee-owned physical therapy firm based in Williston, Vermont. Under the leadership of Mary Steiger, the members of the group decided to form a new business and were interested in sharing ownership. The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) provided initial information on starting up as a worker cooperative and assisted the group with their bylaws.

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