Our Work

PaCEO Mission


The Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) promotes better understanding of the values of employee ownership among business leaders, public officials, employees, members of the media, students, teachers, nonprofit leaders, consumers, and other persons and organizations in Pennsylvania.

The PaCEO has a single focus – to assist businesses in the State of Pennsylvania in understanding employee ownership and its benefits. We lend guidance by educating interested parties and by supplying a listing of subject matter experts who have become known to us through their expertise and working support of our organization, and who have demonstrated extensive experience in working with ESOP clients.



  1. Raise awareness. Promote greater awareness of employee ownership as a form of business succession planning among various stakeholders in Pennsylvania
  2. Create more employee ownership. Increase percentage ownership of existing employee-owned companies and increase the number of new employee owned companies in the state
  3. Improve the Pennsylvania economy. Strengthen the state’s economic health by retaining and expanding the local workforce through employee ownership

Organizational Status

The PaCEO is an affiliate of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation, supported by volunteers from among Pennsylvania ESOP companies, service providers, educational institutions, and other interested parties.

Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership