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Cooperative Business Association

The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is an association of cooperatives and coop networks that include 29,000 businesses in total; it works with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations to embed cooperatives in their local and regional economies. NCBA CLUSA works with its partners to support cooperative development, fund cooperative education, and promote the need for ongoing research to continue to make the case for coops as part of the national and global economy. Visit website.

This resource is not a directory of coops to guide your shopping choices; rather, it is a great example of how businesses join together to create worldwide change. See, for example, their Farmer-to-Farmer program, which sends U.S. farmers overseas to support cooperative development principles.

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