Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric (SWCE), for example, is a community partner and works to attract new businesses to the Faribault, Minn., area.

And the cooperative has been successful at enticing and retaining businesses. SWCE serves a large-scale expansion of Faribault Foods as well as Saint Gobain-SAGE Glass, which has patented a way to shade the glass with electrical current so there isn’t a need for blinds. Its location in SWCE’s service territory has won awards for conservation and efficiency.

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric