Who We Are
We are the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), a nonprofit membership and research organization that provides information on all aspects of broad-based employee ownership. Because we are U.S.-based, our materials (including this site) mainly deal with the U.S.
A Focus on ESOPs
Most of the information, and all of the map data, on this site pertain to ESOPs (see How an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Works if you aren't familiar with ESOPs). There are two main reasons for that. First, ESOPs are the main vehicle for broad-based employee ownership in the U.S. (see our Statistical Profile of Employee Ownership). Second, the U.S. government systematically gathers and releases data on ESOPs both large and small because they are qualified retirement plans for which the sponsoring company must file a Form 5500 with the Department of Labor.
We welcome feedback on how we're doing and what you'd like to see added to the site. Email us at email@example.com. For general NCEO contact information, see the bottom of this page.