When reading about social enterprises one might get the impression that this is an invention of the last decade. But in reality social enterprises have been around for much longer. An interesting social enterprise is Minnesota Diversified Industries which has employed people with disabilities for nearly half a century. MDI describes what it does as offering progressive development and employment opportunities in competitive business enterprises. Its goal is to create real jobs that create a sense of pride, value and independence in its workers’ lives.
Read more: http://www.mdi.org/index.php/about-mdi/