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Economic Development

While competitive rates continue to be one of White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s (WRVEC) greatest contributions to the economy of Southwest Missouri, it is our economic development programs that help attract new businesses and expand others in rural communities.

WRVEC is focused on improving the quality of life of our members and the economic and social well-being of the area with programs including:

  • Rural Development Loan & Grant Program
  • White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s Economic Development Loan Program
  • Community Development Assistance

WRVEC has aggressively planned key roles in several important development projects in Southwest Missouri, through financial support, energy assistance, economic development incentives rates, and efficiency incentives.

In addition, WRVEC economic development specialists assist area community leaders with a number of other development projects and major new customer opportunities as well as development financing assistance from other sources for projects in their communities.


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Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program

The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program provides funding for projects in rural areas or towns with a population of 50,000 or less. Watch the video below to find out more information about our program: