Exciting things are happening in rural Tennessee.
Our communities are changing. Have you noticed? In some places, it is subtle – sold-out crowds for the home games or moms taking extra effort to shop locally. In other places, it is more overt – small businesses opening on Main Street and new jobs and investments in the industrial park.
They may be small towns, but they have big ideas.
Our members are proud of the places they call home, and Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are taking notice. For co-ops to truly engage our members, we must have a sincere passion for rural Tennessee. Co-ops must be advocates for our communities and champions for their success.
Telling the story of rural Tennessee
Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are celebrating innovation and creativity in rural Tennessee and exploring opportunities for co-ops to be advocates for our communities. “Concern for community is one of our guiding principles,” says David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. “Whether it be broadband expansion, political affairs or economic development, co-ops have unique opportunities to improve lives in real ways.”
We need you to help us tell the story of rural and suburban Tennessee. Use the hashtag #smalltownsbigideas on Twitter and Facebook to tell us about the great things happening where you live.