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Recent Research:

An April 2017 survey, commissioned by ESCA and conducted by John Zogby Strategies, found that employee-owners are more financially secure and have more optimism about the economy than other American workers. For example, workers at employee-owned companies are more than twice as likely to believe their personal financial outlook has improved than the overall U.S. workforce, and 69 percent of surveyed employee-owners believe they have opportunities for financial advancement in the current economy. Additionally, employee-owners are better prepared than their peers to save for retirement, pay off mortgages, cover college costs for their children, and handle unexpected medical bills. Click here to read the full study.

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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