The Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) is a nonprofit outreach center based at the main campus of Kent State University established in 1987. We provide support and assistance for business owners interested in selling their business to their employees; technical support for entrepreneurs interested in creating a start-up employee-owned business; training and education programs for existing employee-owned companies through Ohio's Employee-owned Network; and perform research and outreach regarding employee-ownership and its impact on our communities.
The Ohio Employee Ownership Center, a non-profit outreach center of Kent State University, supports the development of business across Ohio and around the world by its efforts that are proven to save jobs, create wealth, and grow the economy. The OEOC’s work rests on a simple philosophy: broader ownership of productive assets is a good thing for employees, communities, and our country.
Each year the OEOC host an annual conference that features a slew of topics relevant to employee-owners, management, and business owners interested in selling to their employees.
A tax deductible donation to the OEOC helps us to fulfill our mission to build the real ownership economy. Donate now!
The Ohio Employee-Owned Network is a member-directed group of companies who joined together to fulfill their training and education needs.