C-TAP (Co-op Technical Assistance Program)
What is the Cooperative Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP)?
In 2016 the City of Minneapolis created C-TAP (Co-op Technical Assistance Program), a program to support the development of new and existing co-ops.
By creating this new program, the City desires to leverage the co-op model for maximum community benefit to:
- Support economic development and job creation, reduce poverty, and promote social cohesion
- Increase racial and ethnic diversity and community ownership among local businesses
- Promote innovation, community building, and local investment through a collaborative business model
Cooperative Feasibility Training
- The City of Minneapolis is offering a class for groups interested in creating a cooperative. The class will equip participants with tools to evaluate their co-op idea and/or to refine their model for those that are already in the process of incorporation
- Download the Class Curriculum
State of Co-ops in Minneapolis
- Presentation invitation, April 20, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (pdf)
- State of Co-ops in Minneapolis (presentation) (pdf)
- State of Co-ops in Minneapolis (summary) (pdf)
- Cooperatives in Minneapolis: an inventory and assessment (report) (pdf)
Last updated Sep 13, 2017