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It might not look like much, but it's what keeps us Westside locals independent. We started it a few years ago. I admit, we had a lot of trouble at first, but eventually we got some help from Tom Anderson with the Followers. We're finally to the point where the co-op members can start making money from sales instead of just breaking even.”— Ettienne
The residents of the fortified Westside zone have a small, but tight-knit community based around growing crops for themselves, and to sell to travelers and larger factions. The inhabitants established up the Westside Co-op to to pool resources and better organize their work.
Eventually, with the help of the Co-op, Westside grew from a subsistence farming hamlet up to a stable, self-sufficent community specialized in growing crops, operating independent from the NCR. The locals grow enough food to feed themselves and to export to other factions and travelers, thus meaning that they don't have to rely on merchants for food.
The organization has refurbished an old commercial building, which is home to the grocery store they have set up. This is where most of their sales operations are conducted. Anyone can shop at the Co-op's store, but the profits are shared between the farmers who grow the food stocked in the store.
Currently embroiled in tense negotiations with the NCR regarding the siphoning of their water supplies, the Westside Co-op features a motley band of folk, including an escapee from New Reno named Clayton Etienne, and a Follower of the Apocalypse called Tom Anderson, who is single-minded in his defense of this operation.
The Co-op is managed by Ettiene and Anderson.
Interactions with the player characterEdit
During the quest The White Wash, the Courier can blackmail the Co-op's owner, Clayton Ettienne, into sharing some of the organizations profits, under the promise they will keep the secret of Westside. Each time the player enters the store, Ettiene will give them a 100-200 cap share of the Co-op's profits.
The Westside Cooperative appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.