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The NCEO is a nonprofit membership and research organization, established in 1981, whose mission is to provide practical resources and objective, reliable information about employee ownership to businesses, employees, and the public. Today, we have over 3,000 members, ranging from employee ownership companies to consultants to academics. (Learn about membership here.)

We are the main publisher in the field, with over 50 titles ranging from issue briefs to lengthy books. We conduct weekly webinars and hold in-person meetings around the U.S., plus a large annual conference. We provide training, speaking, and introductory consulting, conduct surveys and other research, and have extensive contacts with the press, where we are regularly quoted.

We are primarily supported through membership fees and our activities.

We maintain extensive public information on our main website,, and a companion website with more generally accessible information, such as infographics, interactive maps, and videos at

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