The Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) is a non-profit developer committed to fostering an ecosystem of cooperative social enterprises built on racial and economic equity. 

We believe that community-owned and governed businesses are a pathway to bring wealth and power to neighborhoods and people that have faced systemic exclusion.

  • We educate the community about how cooperative economics can create community wealth and support the development of cooperative businesses. 
  • LACE helps launch cooperatives by supporting feasibility and business planning, connecting with communities and stakeholders, creating financial and governance models, and assisting with capitalization strategies. 
  • Our first major initiative is bringing a mixed-used cooperative grocery store vision to life.

LACE By-Laws