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Dayton's Coming Co-op Market Builds On A Playbook Developed In Cincinnati

Provided by Amaha Sellassie
Gem City Market

Organizers in Dayton are celebrating the imminent opening of Gem City Market, a new cooperative grocery store in one of the city's lower-income communities.

That market came about in part using a playbook developed here in Cincinnati by cooperative business incubator Co-op Cincy. That group, which works to foster worker-owned businesses, has launched a number of enterprises. But its efforts to build a market here have run into roadblocks around financing and location.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about Dayton's new co-op grocery and cooperatives more broadly are Gem City MarketPresident Amaha Sellassie and Co-op CincyExecutive Director Kristen Barker. 

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.