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Recent Research:

A September 2017 survey commissioned by ESCA and conducted by John Zogby Strategies highlighted the importance Americans place on the promotion of retirement savings as part of tax reform. Seventy-five percent of respondents reported feeling concern about whether they had enough money saved for retirement. Accordingly, an overwhelming majority, 70 percent, believe tax reform should include measures that can help grow retirement savings for middle-class Americans. Finally, after hearing about the many benefits of S ESOPs, including retirement security, 53 percent reported that they would like to work for an S ESOP firm. Click here to read the full survey results.

S ESOP 101

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ESOPs in Your State

Nearly 500,000 employee owners work in approximately 3,000 S corporation ESOPs across 50 states.

S ESOP companies flourish in industries as diverse as manufacturing, health care, retail trade, finance, construction and more, employee-owners are essential to the fabric of economies at the local, state, and national level.

In total, S ESOPs account for $93 billion in direct economic output, and as a group America’s S ESOPs experienced 60 percent employment growth from 2001 to 2011. (Source 1, Source 2)

ESCA members include over 150 companies, with representatives in every state. See the map to the right for more state-by-state details on ESCA companies and employee-owners.

Learn more about Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA)


It definitely makes a big difference to own a part of a company
Greg Mundy, Inland Truck Parts Company
Every day I see how our ESOP
changes lives.”
Susan Enlow, Lifetouch
My folks worked . . . until they weren’t able to work. It is nice to know that I won’t be in that position.”
Paula Weeks and Noelia Gracia, WinCo Foods

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