Northeastern Regional Seminar

The Langham Hotel in Boston, MA
May 23-24

New Analysis by Ernst & Young

finds that S ESOPs offer far better retirement savings and job security.

Save the Date: Federal Policy Conference

Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC
September 14-16
Registration opens this summer!

Turning Employees
Into Owners

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

S ESOPs
and Our Economic Future

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

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 220,000 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.

2022 Analysis by Ernst & Young Finds Exceptional Retirement Savings & Job Security For Employee-Owners

A new analysis by Ernst & Young (EY) finds that employee-owners of S ESOPs benefit from far better retirement savings and job security compared with other US workers.

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Study by NCEO finds that employee ownership provided resiliency and financial security during crisis

The study - conducted on behalf of ESCA - finds strong, measurable evidence that ESOPs provided exceptional resiliency and financial security in the face of pandemic-drive economic challenges.

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2021 John Zogby Survey Finds that S ESOP Employees Fared Better in the COVID-19 Pandemic Than Non-ESOP Employees

A survey done by John Zogby in 2021 tells an encouraging story about the financial stability of S ESOP employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ESOPs in Your State

ESCA members include over 180 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 220,000 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.