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Cooperatives (also called co-ops) are a form of business ownership that is practiced all over the world. The most common types of cooperatives are worker-owned and consumer-owned. Most cooperatives adhere to seven principles: Voluntary and Open Membership Democratic Member Control Member Economic Participation Autonomy and Independence Education, Training and Information Co-operation among Co-operatives Concern for Community Co-ops include: Agricultural: farms, feed suppliers, and seed banks. Computer and Internet: ISPs, web hosting, and computer design collectives Energy: utility companies and power providers Financial: banks, credit unions, investors, insurers, and mortgage brokers Food Cooperatives: health-food stores and bulk food sharing programs Housing: housing cooperatives and intentional communities. Cooperatives Business.

A co-operative (also known as co-op, cooperative or coop ) is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business. (wikipedia)