Power Your Community's Development
Rural areas across the country are facing similar challenges: population decline, generational poverty, low academic realization, stagnant wages and housing shortages. But as we move into the future, we have the power to create a different story.
That’s because our co-op communities have unique assets, beautiful sceneries, authentic main streets, unwavering ethics and underestimated opportunities for community development.
Through the Main Street Initiative, Touchstone Energy invites you to unlock your community’s economic growth potential to help it thrive in today’s global economy.
The power of our network has brought together key business partners and stakeholders that will help you identify and leverage your community’s own unique assets to spur economic development, strengthen workforce opportunities, capitalize on technological innovation and improve the quality of life for both current and future residents.
Main Street Makeover Contest
In 2019, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives is inviting rural communities from across the country to submit proposals for planning and implementation guidance to help spur community development and economic growth.
Education will be based on five main areas:
Rally The Troops
Flex Your Resources
Create the BIG Idea
Build the Model
Tell your Story
2019 Main Street Summit
Des Moines, IA | August 6-8, 2019
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives invites you to take part in the Best in Class & Main Street Summit.
Join us for a brand new Touchstone Energy event, specifically focused on cooperative performance and community engagement. This three day event will showcase our team of experts on how to take strategy & community development to the next level.