By pooling resources, the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) says that cooperative members can leverage their shared power to buy, sell, market or bargain as one group, achieving economies of scale and sharing in any profits generated. In addition, [artist] communities benefit both socially and fiscally by the cooperatives’ ability to access and deliver goods and services from across the nation.
Although similar to other business models, a cooperative [such as the proposed National Artists Cooperative] has several unique features. It is owned and controlled by its members, who have joined together to use the cooperative’s goods, services and facilities. NCB noted that co-ops provide over 2 million jobs and create more than $75 billion in annual wages with revenue of nearly $650 billion.
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