New ESCA-Commissioned Paper by Alex Brill

featured in Op-Ed by Former Reps. Paulsen and Kind. The paper confirms the importance of regulatory certainty for ESOP creation.

S ESOPs
and Our Economic Future

Expanding S ESOPs will boost middle class incomes and savings,
addressing both growth and inequality concerns

2024 Federal Policy Conference & Lobby Day

Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC
July 24-26

 

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Where you can find important documents, the most up to date information during conferences and information on other events later in the year.

25th Anniversary of S ESOPs

2023 marks 25 years since the S ESOP structure was created in 1998 as a result of the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996.

Turning Employees
Into Owners

Employee-owners have motivations and incentives
that make their business more successful

About ESCA

ESCA, the Employee-owned S Corporations of America, is the voice in Washington, DC that speaks exclusively for employee-owned S corporations (“S ESOPs”). Since 1998, ESCA’s membership has grown to represent more than 245,000 employee-owners across the country.

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Studies and Surveys

ESCA works with policy and academic experts to produce intellectual capital and provide data to show the benefits of employee ownership in S corporations.

Alex Brill Paper Confirms Importance of Regulatory Certainty for ESOP Creation

In an ESCA-commissioned Alex Brill paper on the importance of regulatory certainty for S ESOPs, Brill says, “regulatory uncertainty creates burdens and risks that can discourage employee ownership".

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NCEO Study Finds Employee Ownership Provides Significant Advantages in Uncertain Economy

A new survey by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) finds that employee-owners have significantly greater retirement security than most American workers.

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Survey by John Zogby Finds Employee-Owned Businesses Score Higher On Corporate Social Responsibility

A new survey by John Zogby Strategies found that employee-owners place a higher priority on their companies’ commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility than employees at non-ESOP companies.

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ESOPs in Your State

ESCA members include over 190 companies, with representatives in every state. See the map to the left for more state-by-state details on ESCA companies and employee-owners.


Nearly 1,000,000 employee-owners work in approximately 3,500 S corporation ESOPs across 50 states.

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

Employee-Owners
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ESCA Members

Since 1998, ESCA’s membership has grown to represent more than 240,000 employee-owners in virtually every state in the nation. ESCA company members engage in a broad spectrum of business activities and are a variety of sizes – from 25-person businesses to companies with 20,000+ employee-owners – but all have one thing in common: a commitment to protecting the S corporation ESOP structure and promoting it so that more working Americans can become employee-owners.