A vibrant manufacturing sector is key to a thriving Western North Carolina, and everyone has a role to play, from the CEO to the person on the shop floor.

By creating workplaces where people want to stay and thrive, we help companies attract and retain workers.



Worker Committees

At The Industrial Commons, we believe there is a lot of untapped knowledge in our workforce. Companies can identify their best talent and engage them in deeper problem solving. We guide companies to leverage the front-line ideas from workers to create an environment where they are excited to come to work. This helps retain and attract amazing employees and, ultimately, increase the bottom line.



For anyone interested in learning about the concept of worker ownership or ESOPs we are happy to share.

We also conduct more in-depth consultation services for business owners interested in converting their company to a worker-owned business or an ESOP.



Join us on a tour and discover how worker engagement builds better companies!

We have strong relationships with companies in our region that have a lot to share about creating a strong worker brand and culture. Let’s all share our collective wisdom and experience in growing a highly-engaged workforce.

Let us help you create the best place to work!  

For more information contact aaron@theindustrialcommons.org.

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