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.

Film screening + conversation October 19

Join PACA and The Food Trust for a special event!

Join us on October 24 at a long-awaited City Council hearing on co-ops!

Do you think it would be amazing if the City of Philadelphia invested real money in growing our region's cooperative economy?

Join PACA and a broad coalition of supporters on October 24 for a hearing on how the city can support the growth of cooperative businesses.

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.

Learn more

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