ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Creating worker-owned businesses in Rochester's northeast neighborhoods was the purpose of a workshop by a trio of local groups. 

About a dozen people learned about the resources available to help them start a new business. 

Local non-profits and worker cooperatives came together to show the basics of how a co-op works, and how to finance it.

"What's great about cooperatives is that when people in the community own it, they anchor the business to the community," said Jon Greenbaum of Abundance Food Co-Op. "They're never going leave. They're not going to fire themselves. They're not going to ship those jobs overseas."

Ibero-American Development Corporation, Abundance Food Co-op and Small World Food Collective put the workshop on.