Employee Ownership and Urban Economic Development

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Location: Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (Third Floor) 

To date, cities have not fully utilized employee ownership as an economic development strategy — as a means to retain businesses, improve the quality of jobs, and expand the local tax base. In this short lecture, Chris Michael will share personal experiences with initiatives in New York City and Newark, NJ that aim to increase the number and size of employee-owned businesses in the local region. As context, he will also relate findings from dissertation research on the history of employee ownership in the United States.

Presented by Christopher Michael 

Sponsored by CURE