Curious about worker ownership, including Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or ESOPs, and worker cooperatives? Check out this piece by for Vermont Digger:
NCEO says its research shows employee-owners are likely to have higher median incomes from wages, no matter what their wage level. The group said employee-owners tend to have better access to benefits like flexible work schedules, parental leave and tuition reimbursement, and tend to stay at their jobs longer than non-employee-owners.
Proponents of the worker ownership model say it’s also more likely to result in jobs with dignity and more opportunities for wealth and building skills.
Source: Interest in Employee Ownership Growing
C + R Research has just released a new report on the craft beer industry. It contains a number of insights:
- Vermont has the most number of breweries per capita
- And Vermont also produces the most pints per capita
- To no surprise to anyone that follows this industry, the number of craft breweries continues to show a steady upward trend
- And the states seeing the most growth are New Jersey and Kentucky
But I think the most striking figure in this report is the economic impact:
Per capita for 21+ adults, Colorado comes in at No. 1 with an economic impact of $764 per person and Vermont at No. 2 with an economic impact of $681 per person. These numbers represent the overall output of the craft beer industry in each state based on the 21+ population.
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