A co-operative, or a co-op, is an independent association of people who jointly own and democratically control business to meet their common economic needs. Use this page to learn more about co-ops operating in Cincinnati.

Community Blend coffee shop, Evanston

Cooperative Janitorial Services, Cincinnati

Our Harvest, Cincinnati —  A union worker-owned food co-op offering fresh produce and new farmer training from farm properties in the College Hill and Wooden Shoe areas.  A project of the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative. For more information, go to https://ourharvest.coop.

Yucky Cookies, Cincinnati — Another co-op founded by the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative, Yucky Cookies features unusual, delicious and nutritious cookies made with whole fruits and vegetables. For more, go to https://www.facebook.com/YuckyCookies.

Cincinnati credit unions –all credit unions are financial co-ops, controlled and owned by their own members.

Community Land Cooperative of Cincinnati, West End — the oldest cooperative in Cincinnati, the Community Land Cooperative was founded to receive properties, originally donated, in the West End, and then sell or rent them to supply affordable housing for low- and middle-income

Sustainergy, Cincinnati –Launched recently by Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI), the co-op offers commercial, multi-family and non-profit building owners savings on energy costs.  It specializes in leveraging PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing to improve the energy efficiency of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings within the city.  For more information on Sustainergy, go to www.sustainergy.coop.

Co-ops forming now:

Clifton Market, Ludlow Street, Clifton — attempting to purchase the old IGA food market building to begin a community-owned full-service grocery store for the neighborhood.

Apple Street Market, Apple Street, Northside