Advocacy Update: Support for ESOPs Rises on Capitol Hill

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You can never have too many friends in Congress. Politics is inherently changeable, and while it may seem that members of Congress have a job for life, in every session many are replaced—sometimes unexpectedly.

Some announce their retirement while others are defeated in primaries or elections. Some resign for health concerns and some leave for other factors entirely. Whatever the reason, a significant number of elected officials don’t return the following session.

Advocacy Update: Support for ESOPs Rises on Capitol Hill

Looking For Non-Gambling Fun in Vegas?

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So, you’re coming to the 2018 Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show, but maybe gambling isn’t your thing. Las Vegas may be home to some of the biggest casinos and hotels in the world – but there are so many other things to do besides gambling. Check out some of our favorite places to visit and activities to do:

Looking For Non-Gambling Fun in Vegas?

ESOP Companies Continue Long Streak of Outstanding Financial Performance

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The results of this year’s Economic Performance Survey (EPS) show that, once again, companies belonging to The ESOP Association have experienced positive corporate performance.

Just as importantly, the EPS once again shows that when companies perform well, employee owners share in the rewards. And this year, new data reveal a new facet of how ESOP companies distribute those rewards.

ESOP Companies Continue Long Streak of Outstanding Financial Performance

2018 Mid-Term Elections Update

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A quick glance at the results of the mid-term elections might leave one feeling that the ESOP community will face challenging days ahead. Certainly the retirement and defeat of key ESOP advocates in Congress—primarily in the House, where tax laws originate—pose a challenge. But there is good news too.

The "Bad" News

First, let’s look at the more challenging news.

We will lose some crucial, long-time ESOP Advocates next year.

2018 Mid-Term Elections Update

ESOPs Gain New Attention as a Wealth Distribution Mechanism

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Two organizations with significant pull in the business world are focusing their attention on the benefits that ESOPs and employee ownership can bring to disadvantaged communities.

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and the Rockefeller Foundation have been working jointly to explore and promote the use of ESOPs and employee ownership in Qualified Opportunity Zones. These 761 zones include distressed communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

ESOPs Gain New Attention as a Wealth Distribution Mechanism

ESOPs Address Wealth Inequality, New Study Finds

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There is new evidence that ESOPs can be a powerful mechanism for addressing wealth inequality in America. A study released today by the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing shows that ESOPs help families significantly increase their assets, thereby shrinking gender and racial wealth gaps.

ESOPs Address Wealth Inequality, New Study Finds

Americans Want Employee Ownership

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It’s no surprise that Americans disagree about a lot of things….

Just try getting consensus on a group of people’s preference for cats or dogs, pie flavors or person most likely to take the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones. Close to impossible.

Americans Want Employee Ownership

Employees Love ESOPS - and Research Proves It

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Today we kick off Employee Ownership Month, a month-long celebration of ESOPs and an opportunity to educate the world about the benefits employee ownership offers to employees and businesses alike.

It’s a celebration that takes a month to complete because there is that much to like—even, love—about ESOPs. And it is all backed up with data—much of it courtesy of the Employee Ownership Foundation and those who support it.

Employees Love ESOPS - and Research Proves It