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Feb. 22
Framework Provided to Dept. of Labor, Congress, and White House as a Model for Fair, Transparent Regulation to Grow ESOPs While Safeguarding Employee Interests
Model Regulation is Work Product of Effort by Leading ESOP Experts and Vetted by Key Stakeholders Across Valuation, Legal, Finance, and Trustee Disciplines
May. 16
Employee Equity Investment Act Would Expand Employee Ownership by Increasing Critical Access to Capital for ESOPs
Washington, D.C. – The ESOP Association today praised the introduction of the bipartisan Employee Equity Investment Act (EEIA) in the House and Senate.
The legislation aims to grow employee ownership in the U.S. by helping to dramatically improve the way new ESOPs are financed by providing much-needed access to capital, which has long been an impediment to new ESOP formation.
Dec. 20
Congressional negotiators early this morning released the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 which includes numerous top priority provisions sought by The ESOP Association on behalf of its membership.
Dec. 14
The ESOP Association released the following statement on the unexpected passing of Will Raap, a visionary leader in employee ownership, organic gardening, and locally sourced and sustainable food.
Sep. 22
The ESOP Association (TEA), the national trade association  representing companies with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and ESOP  professionals, today exercised rights under the Administrative Procedure Act to petition  the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to undertake a long-delayed rulemaking essential  to the formation and ongoing operation of ESOPs.
Aug. 12
August 12, 2022
The ESOP Association Statement on Final Passage of Inflation Reduction Act
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act (HR 5376).  It will now advance to President Biden and is expected to be signed into law in the next ten days.
Aug. 08
August 8, 2022
The ESOP Association Hails Senate Passage of Critical Provisions in Reconciliation Bill
The Senate-passed reconciliation bill in Congress, titled the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), includes language promoted by The ESOP Association to protect employee stock ownership plans from new excise taxes on stock repurchases.  This provision potentially paves the way for a tremendous financial incentive to form employee stock ownership plans.  
May. 09
The ESOP Association has presented its inaugural Torchlight Award to Colorado Governor Jared Polis for his leadership in advancing employee ownership and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) in Colorado.
May. 06
May 6, 2022
Cedar Rapids-Based, Folience, Named 2022 ESOP Company of the Year
May. 06
May 6, 2022
ESOP Association Announces 2022 Employee Owner of the Year
Sarah Limoges of Admix Inc. Earns Highest Individual Honor for Employee Owners