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The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a self-sustaining nonprofit membership organization that provides practical resources and objective, reliable information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans, and ownership culture. We are the main publisher and research source in the field, hold dozens of Webinars and in-person meetings annually, and provide services to our thousands of members and others. Read more...

Attend the Fall ESOP Forum (Tampa, October 3–4, 2017)

Fall ESOP Forum
The Fall ESOP Forum (Tampa, FL, Oct. 3–4, 2017) is the combination of our acclaimed S Corporation ESOPs Seminar, the ESOP Symposium, and the Get The Most Out of Your ESOP meetings. This new format provides an outstanding seminar experience for both attendees and service providers by reducing travel costs and increasing both topic choices and networking possibilities at this new, more intimate alternative to our annual conference. Find out more about attending or sponsoring.

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers presents the April 17 Employee Ownership Update. Also see our new article Red Flags in ESOP Transactions.
newsletter The March-April 2017 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

Recent Publications on ESOPs

book cover Selling Your Business to an ESOP, 10th ed. includes updates, new chapters, and an analysis of our ESOP transaction survey data. Learn more.
coverThe Inside ESOP Fiduciary Handbook, 3nd ed. is greatly revised from the second edition and is an essential resource for any inside fiduciary. Learn more.

CEPI Exam Prep Course and New Equity Compensation Books

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We have new editions of our bestselling equity compensation books and opened our CEPI Exam Prep Course.

2016 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey Results

ESOP executive compensation
We collect some of the only ESOP company-specific executive compensation data; 419 ESOP companies participated in our 2016 survey. Compare base pay, cash incentive pay, stock-based incentive pay, and deferred compensation for 7 executive levels in our comprehensive report with nearly 100 pages of extensive demographic breakouts.

Newly Updated Database of All ESOPs in the US

US ESOP Company Database
Our nationwide database of ESOP companies, newly updated with the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor, is now available for purchase. The new database includes 6,932 plans and provides sponsor street addresses, industry information, plan participant counts, asset totals, and more. Regional databases containing plans within each of the nine U.S. Census divisions are also available. Find out more.

2017 speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available for some events. Learn more or apply now.

NCEO Resources and Membership Benefits

Online Articles and News


Our free library of online articles covers the basic elements of employee ownership, and our columnists keep you up to date on the news.
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We are the main publisher in this field, with dozens of books, issue briefs, and other materials that provide detailed yet understandable guidance.
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Our Webinars provide Web-based learning wherever you have Internet and phone connections. Live Webinars are free for members.
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In-Person Meetings


Our in-person meetings bring you face-to-face with our expert presenters and offer ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with others.
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We provide online training in ESOP fundamentals, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Advice and Speaking


Need advice? In addition to answering questions from members, we can provide introductory consulting on an hourly basis, as well as speaking services.
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Surveys, Research, and Lists

Surveys and Research

We can conduct employee surveys at your company, perform customized research, or provide lists of employee ownership companies.
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Members receive our newsletter, live Webinars, access to the members area and document library, individual consultations, and discounts on all we offer.
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Find a Service Provider or ESOP Lender

Service Provider Directory

Our Service Provider Directory is a searchable, mappable database of hundreds of NCEO members who provide professional assistance related to employee ownership, ranging from legal counsel to administration to employee communications. For years a member benefit, it is now in the public area of our site. Be sure to read our guide to choosing service providers before you start your search.

ESOP Lender Directory Our Service Provider Directory is complemented by the ESOP Lender Directory in the members-only area of our website (username and password required). This specialized resource is restricted to direct providers of capital; includes both Service Provider Directory members, other members, and nonmembers; and includes a transaction range for each lender.