Sunflower Electric Economic Development’s electric cooperatives have been pioneers investing in rural communities since the 1940s. Electric cooperatives brought electricity to the countryside and helped paved the way for further development of rural Kansas communities. Today, electric cooperatives continue to be pioneers investing in rural communities in a variety of ways. Your local electric cooperative is present in your community and often supports local events through sponsorships and human capital. Your electric cooperative also supports community and economic development through participation in USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. Many of them have also established local revolving loan funds. Let Sunflower Electric Economic Development connect you with your electric cooperative to learn more about local support for community and economic development.