Cooperatives in Alaska

A cooperative is a business that is owned, operated and controlled for the benefit of its members.  In Alaska, electrical utilities and credit unions are the most common types of cooperatives, but co-ops play a role in other sectors including seafood, agriculture, arts, and retail trade.  The Alaska Cooperative Development Program  provides information and support to existing cooperatives and to groups interested in learning more about how this business model works.  Some resources about cooperatives are available below, more are available at the ACDP website.