Power Your Community's Development
Rural areas across the country are facing similar challenges: population decline, generational poverty, low academic realization, stagnant wages and housing shortages. But as we move into the future, we have the power to create a different story.
That’s because our co-op communities have unique assets, beautiful sceneries, authentic main streets, unwavering ethics and underestimated opportunities for community development.
Through the Co-op Community Initiative, Touchstone Energy invites you to unlock your community’s economic growth potential to help it thrive in today’s global economy.
The power of our network has brought together key business partners and stakeholders that will help you identify and leverage your community’s own unique assets to spur economic development, strengthen workforce opportunities, capitalize on technological innovation and improve the quality of life for both current and future residents.
Co-op Community Contest
In 2019, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives is inviting rural communities from across the country to submit proposals for planning and implementation guidance to help spur community development and economic growth.
Judging will be based on five main areas:
Community Engagement & Relationship
Staff Dedication & Resources
Community "Project Ready" Ability
Community Visioning & Creativity
Co-op Communities in the News
Read about community development and growth in local cooperative areas.