Updating our About, Mission, and Vision Statements

March 10, 2017

We’ve updated our ABOUT, MISSION, and VISION statements as we propel forward –


The New York Cooperative Network is a cross-sector alliance of Cooperatives and Associates growing the cooperative economy, movement, and community in New York State. We serve existing and in-development cooperatives of all types to network for mutual benefit, and coordinate programming and services of value to the cooperative industry.


Our mission is to improve the lives of people in the state by supporting democratically organized businesses, promoting the principles of the international cooperative movement, and growing the cooperative economy.


We envision a vibrant and growing network of cooperative enterprises that operate in all sectors of the economy to build a better world—providing essential services, strengthening democratic organizations, creating quality jobs, building community wealth, reducing poverty, strengthening our local economy, protecting the environment and increasing community engagement.

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