Resources for cooperative enterprises in Minneapolis and Minnesota



Cooperatives in Minneapolis: An inventory and assessment (2016, PDF)

Government resources

In 2016, the City of Minneapolis expanded its Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) to include services aimed at supporting the development of new Minneapolis co-operatives by launching the Co-operative Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP). This program offers a free co-op feasibility training for potential and new cooperatives and one-on-one technical assistance (consulting).

The City desires to leverage the co-op model for maximum community benefit to:

  • Act as an economic development tool to reduce poverty and promote social cohesion.
  • Increase racial and ethnic diversity, and community ownership.
  • Support innovation, community building, and local investment by encouraging a more collaborative business model.

Grocery co-ops

Non-Minnesota farm coop resources