Purpose & History

The Council’s ongoing mission is to promote and foster cooperatives and to educate Georgians about cooperatives and the vital role they play in growing and supporting the nation’s economy.

Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and operated by their members. These businesses not only serve the interests of members, but they also dedicate substantial human and financial resources to serve their communities beyond their business functions. Concern for community is a core guiding cooperative principle and the community commitment of cooperatives enhances economic opportunity and improves quality of life in Georgia’s cities and towns.