The Missouri Shared Equity in Economic Development Fellowship
The Missouri Shared Equity in Economic Development Fellowship is a partnership between the Missouri Center for Employee Ownership (MOCEO) and the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) that convenes and supports a regional cohort of municipalities to build strong local economies and retain jobs and small businesses through employee ownership.
The Missouri Shared Equity in Economic Development Fellowship (SEED) supports cities and their partners to develop small business retention strategies that create employee ownership opportunities, especially for rural workers, women, low wage workers, and communities of color.
City leaders and their partners will be equipped with the resources, tools, and expertise to create and support a legacy business retention strategy that focuses on employee ownership. This will be accomplished through a year-long program of capacity building, peer-to-peer learning, and project design support with opportunities for engagement with other cities, towns, and experts around the state and country. After the year-long program, each city will have taken the initial steps in implementing their legacy business retention strategies.
SEED Program Staff
Keith Davenport, President/Executive Director, Missouri Center for Employee Ownership
Raymart Dinglas, Marketing Coordinator, Missouri Center for Employee Ownership
Zen Trenholm, Director of Employee Ownership Cities and Policy, Democracy at Work Institute
Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin, Senior Director of Programs, Democracy at Work Institute
Melissa Hoover, Co-Executive Director, Partnerships & Growth, Democracy at Work Institute