North Carolina Employee Ownership Center

The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) serves as the central hub for employee-owned businesses in North Carolina. Its primary mission is to educate business owners and their advisors (lawyers, bankers, accountants, wealth advisors) on the benefits of employee ownership via Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). NCEOC provides resources, case studies and articles, and a list of service providers who can assist with employee ownership transitions. NCEOC serves the entire state of North Carolina, with a particular focus on outreach to minority-owned businesses.

Click on this press release to read about our official launch!

Founding Sponsors

Employee Ownership Expansion Network
Democracy at Work Institute


Employee Ownership Expansion Network
The ESOP Association
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Anne-Claire Broughton
Founder and Interim Executive Director
Principal, Broughton-Consulting, LLC

Board of Directors

La-Tasha Best-Gaddy
Co-Chair & Treasurer
University Program Specialist/ Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Business Counselor, North Carolina Central University

Molly Hemstreet
Executive Co-director, The Industrial Commons

Patrick McHugh
Economic Analyst, NC Budget & Tax Center

Steve Storkan
Board Member
Executive Director, Employee Ownership Expansion Network

Stay tuned – full NCEOC website coming soon!


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In order to create a multilingual space where language justice takes place we worked with Cenzontle Language Justice Cooperative to translate our website content into Spanish.