Shelburne Falls, MA - CDI held a press conference to celebrate Cooperation in Our Communities, highlighting existing cooperatives in the Western Mass. region and throughout the Northeast, such as McCusker's Market(see video, below), as well as emerging cooperative projects. Of special note were the Quabbin Sunrise Cooperative, which purchased the manufactured home park in which its 65 resident-owners live and the Old Creamery Cooperative, a project in which the community is purchasing an independently owned historic country store. These efforts to preserve and improve a local business's services through cooperative ownership, whether by employees, customers, or residents, represent an important strategy for Main Street preservation. Read the press release here.