CDS was created to ensure that cooperatives and groups that wanted to start cooperatives had access to sound business development guidance. Over the past 25 years, CDS has provided a wide range of services to cooperatives, producer-owned businesses, nonprofits, universities, and governmental clients.
In keeping with our mission to promote cooperative and sustainable development, we focus our work on projects that are intended to benefit clients that are:
- Members of cooperatives or credit unions
- Groups that want to form a cooperative
- LLCs or group-owned businesses that operate under cooperative principles or that leverage cooperation as a business advantage
- Not cooperatives, but are sponsored by a cooperative
In each case, our intention is to provide high quality business and organizational developmental assistance that will help our clients advance their businesses.