The Employee-Owned Contractor Roundtable (ECR) is a coalition of federal government contractors that are organized as private subchapter S corporations wholly-owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). ECR member companies provide products and services for the U.S. Government, ranging from manufacturing engines and timing belts to developing some of the most advanced combat simulators and sonar detection technologies. Our members can be located across the entire United States, playing critical roles in several sectors of the American economy. ECR values:
- All small businesses’ need to thrive and have a pathway to expand; studies demonstrate the 100% ESOP structure is that best pathway to growth.
- Creating and sustaining employee ownership is in the interest of businesses, workers, the American economy, Congress and the federal government.
- Strengthening the U.S. industrial base to encourage growth and prevent stagnation among small businesses
- Creating and protecting retirement value for employee-owners by giving 100% ESOPs a pathway to growth leading to a more equitable future.