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 we offer Worker Ownership 101 workshops.

We also conduct more in-depth education and consultation for business owners interested in converting their company to a worker-owned business.



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

We have strong relationships with some of the best employee-owned companies in our region and they have a lot to share. Let us help you use their wisdom and experience in growing a highly-engaged workforce.

Let us help you create the best place to work!  

For more information on our Workplace Development Program or Employee Ownership Tours please contact aaron@theindustrialcommons.org.

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