The cooperative, social & solidarity economy generates 8% of jobs

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In Barcelona there are 4,800 companies in the cooperative, social and solidarity sector, representing nearly 3% of the total number of companies in the city and accounting for 8% of jobs. These enterprises are cooperatives, worker-owned companies, integration initiatives, associations, foundations and exchange networks.

All the city’s districts have companies, initiatives and experiences of the cooperative, social and solidarity economy. The Eixample district has the highest number, with 19% of the total. This more plural and democratic way of contributing to the economy is backed by municipal government as a way of responding to the socio-economic emergency. (More)

 

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