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The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership is a category of business structures that provide a path for full-time employees to become co-owners. To varying degrees, this includes:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Worker Cooperatives
  • Employee Ownership Trusts
  • Equity Grants

ESOPs and Worker Cooperatives are the primary forms of Employee Ownership in the US, but each type offers unique benefits and challenges.

One thing, however, remains constant: Everyone thrives when businesses are employee-owned.

When we say everyone, we mean:

  • Company Founders
  • Employees
  • Business Performance
  • Local Communities
  • Vermont's Economy

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Green Screen Graphics has joined forces with a Rutland-based graphics company in November to form a 100% employee-owned graphics service provider. With the aim of diversifying its graphics and printing offerings, Tuttle Printing, d/b/a QuickPrint of Rutland, has purchased Green Screen Graphics, combining customers and printing capabilities while bringing Green Screen employees into the fold of Tuttle’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) is seeking an intern to work for the Summer of 2022 in Burlington, Vermont. This position is generally intended for a rising college junior, senior, or graduate student, but non-students with a college degree and interest in employee-ownership are also welcome to apply. 

The VEOC is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities.