Kevin Edberg

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Cooperative Development Services

Kevin is the Executive Director of Cooperative Development Services (CDS), a position he has held since October 2000, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organization, in addition to select program work. CDS is a 30 year old non-profit organization created by the cooperative communities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.  Its mission is to create a cooperative economy in the Upper Midwest, and CDS achieves its mission by helping groups organize new cooperative businesses; by providing business development assistance to existing cooperatives; and by supporting the creation of effective cooperative development capacity through partnerships with other development organizations.  CDS has made significant contributions to the development of agricultural cooperatives, food cooperatives, and senior housing cooperatives.


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