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Austin Cooperative Summit organized by NCBA and the Austin Cooperative Think Tank (Jan 2013)

The National Cooperative Business Association and the Austin Cooperative Think Tank have announced a Cooperative Summit at The University of Texas at Austin to “facilitate the exchange of best practices and cross-sector learning among cooperators and to strengthen the local cooperative community.”

Benefits of Attending

  • Share common best practices and innovative approaches on key issues
  • Identify challenges and opportunities that exist in the co-op community
  • Develop relationships and network with cooperative leaders across sectors

Who Should Attend

  • Cooperative leaders, board members, staff and supporters
  • Regional representatives from all co-op sectors
  • All those interested in learning about the cooperative business model

Friday, January 25
Reception/Exhibit Showcase & Introductory Panel
Vuka Co-op
7 – 10 pm

Saturday, January 26
Cooperative Summit
The University of Texas at Austin
8 am – 7 pm

Registration & More Information

Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as Cooperatives?

We received an email today from Paul Hazen, CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) regarding a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, titled “The Cooperative Model as a Potential Component of Structural Reform Options for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” explores whether the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) should be reorganized as cooperative businesses. The intent of such a restructuring would be to limit their underwriting of risky mortgage loans.

The report is interesting and very much worth a read.