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|Thousands of co-ops, worker-owned businesses, land trusts, and municipal enterprises are quietly democratizing the deep substructure of the American economic system. There are more than 4,500 not-for-profit community development corporations that operate affordable housing and other community-building programs in US cities. Another 130 million Americans are members of urban food and housing co-ops, traditional agricultural cooperatives and, importantly, credit unions. Additionally, approximately 1.5 million non-profits provide more than 10% of the nation's employment. In addition 11,000 other businesses are owned in whole or part by their employees.|
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