building a just and sustainable economy...one co-op at a time
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The Wellspring Cooperative is creating an engine for new, community-based, worker-owned companies in inner-city Springfield, Massachusetts based in part on the purchasing power of area anchor institutions — the colleges, universities, and hospitals — that purchase more than $1.5 billion worth of goods and services a year. We are committed to building an economy that supports our Springfield community to thrive both socially and economically.
Wellspring is part of the movement to build this new world. We embrace the vision of the solidarity economy, a global movement to transform our economic system of capitalism into one that is grounded in values of solidarity, democracy, equity in all dimensions (race, class, gender, etc.), sustainability, and pluralism (not a one-size-fits-all approach).
Wellspring’s focus on supporting co-op development in the Springfield region is an expression of our commitment to these values.