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.

Three seats open on PACA's Board of Directors; nominations accepted through September 25

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 held on November 17.

We will fill three open board positions, each for three-year terms.

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.

Learn more about our history

Meet our members

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

Meet our members