History of Cooperatives
History of Electric Cooperatives – An American Story
What Exactly is an Electric Cooperative?
Co-ops were developed to fill a need not addressed by other kinds of businesses, such as single owner, partnership, and investor-owned.
One of every four Americans is a member of a cooperative. Even if you’re not a co-op member, you still depend on cooperative businesses for essential products and services.
Many articles in your daily newspaper may be labeled “Associated Press” or “AP”. These stories were written by individual reporters but distributed by a cooperative news organization. Some of the bigger cooperatives include Sunkist, Land O’ Lakes, Ocean Spray, Agway, and the list goes on. The largest co-op class in the nation is your credit union, serving more than 48.5 million members.