Improbable Schweitzer Engineering ESOP Story — Forbes

Improbable Schweitzer Engineering ESOP Story: Growth Company That Stayed Put -- Forbes Peoria, Ill., without Caterpillar (CAT)? Benton Harbor, Mich., without Whirlpool (WHR)? Columbus, Ind., without Cummins Engine (CMI)? One of America’s under-appreciated relationships is the one between smaller cities and bigger companies, an often-happy exchange of quality-of-life for the combination of well-paying and skilled…

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business — Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business -- Entrepreneur Magazine Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch wanted to run a more democratic business. Rather than shoulder all the tough decisions themselves, the founders of New Belgium Brewing Company sought their employees’ input early on. This meant cultivating what Jordan calls a “high-involvement culture” of engaged, enthusiastic workers and transparency…

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers — Yes! Magazine

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers -- Yes! Magazine The intersection of Central and Lowry Avenues in northeast Minneapolis is bustling. On the northwest corner is a trifecta of local businesses: A bike shop, a cooperative brewery, and a bakery, in buildings with eye-catching exteriors of…

A-P-T Research employees give $680,000 to charity through Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County — AL.com

A-P-T Research employees give $680,000 to charity through Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County -- AL.com Officers at A-P-T Research (APT) gathered Monday with members of the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County to celebrate the launch of the engineering services company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) transaction. The event at APT's headquarters in Huntsville also recognized the…

Ronald Reagan’s Speech on Project Economic Justice

Ronald Reagan's Speech on Project Economic Justice In 1985, Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) members initiated and mobilized bipartisan support for Congressional legislation which established the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice under President Ronald Reagan. Project Economic Justice, which was first conceived in a strategy paper authored by CESJ, offered a…