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The latest perspectives, news, reports, and resources from around the Foundation.

What We're Learning
March 17, 2016

Ours to Share: How Worker-Ownership Can Change the American Economy

Since the 2007 financial meltdown, we have seen firsthand the disruptive power of rising inequality and economic volatility. The Great Recession brought to the forefront the need for inclusive, sustainable growth and economic security for all. At…

What We're Learning
March 17, 2016

Report: Slicing the Budget Pie for Big Business

A detailed analysis of economic development budgets in three diverse states—Florida, Missouri, and New Mexico—finds that at least 68 percent of overall state economic development spending goes to large companies and programs that support those…

Reports & Publications
March 11, 2016

Ways for Public, Private Partnerships to Support the Middle Class

Across the country, chronic underinvestment has left roads, bridges, water systems, and other critical infrastructure in need of replacement or costly repair. Public financing is the least expensive way to meet these needs. But to fund the gap,…

February 26, 2016

Surdna Featured in Be Fearless Campaign

This Spotlight is a part of a special blog series by the Case Foundation featuring Be Fearlessstories from the field. Follow along with us as we meet people and learn about organizations that are taking risks, being bold and failing forward in…

What We're Learning
February 18, 2016

The Cooperative Growth Ecosystem

The Cooperative Growth Ecosystem framework presents the recent wave of worker cooperative development as a timely, high-potential strategy for inclusive, place-based community economic development. The Democracy at Work Institute, a Surdna…