Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a co-op of co-ops! We are worker co-ops, food co-ops, housing co-ops, artist co-ops, credit unions, energy co-ops, and school co-ops across the Philadelphia region. A co-op is democratically-owned business controlled on a one-member, one-vote basis.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people in the Philadelphia region by supporting democratically organized businesses, promoting the principles of the international cooperative movement, and growing the cooperative economy.
Want to Start a Co-op?
Co-ops can be started by anyone, even you! Get together with your friends, family, or community and start a business!
We've always been here
Cooperatives have been around for a long time, especially here in Philly! Learn more about the history of economic cooperation in our region.
PACA is a co-op, too! Our members are diverse cooperatives and credit unions in the Philadelphia region.
Our vision is of a vibrant and growing network of cooperative enterprises that operate in all sectors of the economy to build a better world—providing essential services, strengthening democratic organizations, creating quality jobs, building community wealth, reducing poverty, strengthening our local economy, protecting the environment and increasing community engagement.
To aid the cooperative vision here in Philadelphia and across the country, consider joining our Principle 6 Club and becoming a monthly donor! Your support helps our education and programming stay consistent and accessible. Learn more and become a P6 Club member today!