Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month. When I say Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative celebrates Co-op Month, it really means we are celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.
MVEC is part of a larger cooperative family that has a positive impact on Iowa’s economy. Did you know:
1. Nearly one in two Iowans is a member of a cooperative.
2. If all of Iowa’s 12,000 cooperative employees were grouped together, it would be one of the top 10 largest employers in the state.
3. Iowa’s locally owned co-ops generate more than $60 million in property taxes each year, which directly benefit Iowa communities, counties, local schools, and hospitals.