The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a co-op whose members are worker co-ops, food co-ops, housing co-ops, artist co-ops, credit unions, energy co-ops, and school co-ops in the Philadelphia region. We’re also a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to growing the cooperative economy and building a movement for economic justice.

Nominate someone to serve on PACA's Board of Directors

Nominations for the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance are now open! We are looking for co-op members who want to help shape PACA’S future and grow our local cooperative movement. The election will be at the Annual Membership Meeting/Co-op Summit to be held on November 17 in the evening at Rad Dish Cafe Co-op.

We will fill three open board positions, each for three-year terms. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, in being on the PACA board, you should contact nominations@philadelphia.coop by September 25, 2016 indicating your co-op affiliations and contact info. Board members should belong to a PACA member co-op.

What is a co-op?

» a co-op is a business

» a co-op is democratically owned by its members

» a co-op is democratically controlled on a one-member, one-vote basis


Start a co-op

You can start a cooperative business with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

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Our cooperative roots run deep

The Philadelphia region has a long history of coming together to meet shared goals.

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Meet our members

PACA is a cooperative, too! Our members are diverse cooperatives and credit unions in the Philadelphia region.

Meet our members