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Employee Ownership is good for you, your business, your employees, and Pennsylvania


Employee ownership is a business model in which employees collectively own a percentage of the business for which they work

Employee ownership creates jobs and keeps businesses here in Pennsylvania
Increases businesses profits and productivity
Provides a ready buyer and a robust succession plan for current owners

Strengthens communities

Fights the wealth gap, and provides real
retirement savings

What is Employee Ownership?

  • Employee ownership has many forms.  Two of the main forms are Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and worker cooperatives.
  • In both, employees are given a financial stake in the business. As the business prospers, employees prosper.
  • This creates increased employee engagement and therefore an average 8% increase in productivity.
  • Pennsylvania based ESOP NewAge Industries, Inc. has seen a 1025% increase in share price since the inception of the ESOP.

Why Is This Important?

  • Over the next 10 years, 4.5 million businesses are going to transact.
  • Many will sell to outside buyers and leave Pennsylvania, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs.
  • Other businesses will close, simply because they don’t have a succession plan. 70% of business owners over 55 say they have no succession plan.

What's your story?

Pennsylvania is full of amazing stories of employee ownership success!

“In just the 4 years since the ESOP was formed, the number of employees at Tech Met has almost doubled, from 23 to 42. The value of the company has more than tripled."
Mike Vidra, CEO
Tech Met, Inc.
“It’s not a sense of ownership, it’s genuine ownership - the employees have a completely different mentality. Employee rollover is essentially non-existent. We’ve got career chefs, career cooks, career bartenders."
Matteo Rachocki, CEO
Voodoo Brewery

Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership

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