ICA President, Dame Pauline Green will visit the White House today along with 150 Cooperative Leaders to discuss jobs and the economy
The event, co-ordinated by NCBA, will see 150 co-operative leaders from all sectors of the economy and corners of the nation meet with top policymakers at the White House on May 4 to discuss how their organizations spur economic recovery through job creation and ongoing investments in their local communities.
“Every day cooperatives around the U.S. are stimulating the economy and we are pleased to have the opportunity to discuss our successes in job creation and ways to use the cooperative model to continue to strengthen communities large and small,” said Liz Bailey, interim president and chief executive officer of the National Cooperative Business Association. “Two million jobs are generated each year as a direct result of cooperatives, which illustrates the incredible impact that these organizations have on local economies.”
The event will begin with a briefing by senior Obama Administration officials followed by breakout sessions where cooperative leaders will meet with members of the Administration to discuss small business development, job creation, innovative agriculture programs and financial cooperatives.