In 2017, the Rhode Island General Assembly enacted Title 7, Chapter 6.2 Workers’ Cooperatives, which incentivizes the creation of enterprises that are democratically controlled and operated by their own workers.
Effective January 1, 2018, the RI Department of State, Division of Business Services will begin to accept Articles of Incorporation for Workers’ Cooperatives. Any existing business corporation may also file Articles of Amendment to organize as a Workers’ Cooperative.
File by Mail
- Complete and print out the Workers’ Cooperative Articles of Incorporation form - English
- Completa e imprima el formulario para Workers’ Cooperative Articles of Incorporation - Instrucciones en Español