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RMFU's Cooperative Development Center

What is a Co-Op Development Center?

RMFU Co-Operative Development Center

Our Mission: To build a more just, healthy, thriving and inclusive economy through cooperative enterprises in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming

The RMFU Cooperative Development Center was established in 1996 to provide technical, financial, and educational assistance for new and existing cooperative businesses and projects. Cooperatives are time-tested business models and for 28 years, we have helped small to mid-scale family farmers and ranchers, rural entrepreneurs, and rural service agencies begin, grow, and re-tool businesses, resulting in increased economies of scale, meaningful job creation, better quality of life, and increased income opportunities for rural citizens.

Technical Assistance

Exploratory Meeting – Co-Op 101 and Co-Op Types
Facilitate feasibility studies and business plan development
Organizational development and member capacity building
Governance and Board Development
Develop Policies and Procedures
Legal assistance (Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws)
Ongoing support following start-up
Connections to sharing community of Co-Ops
Connections to Co-Op Friendly Service Providers
Accounting and Bookkeeping Specialists

Co-op Client Intake Form

The Co-op Intake Form is to be completed when meeting with a new co-op client. Complete this form to the best of your knowledge. We understand this may be the beginning stages of the project but the following questions are used to measure where you are at in project development and how we can best assist you.

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