Submit your co-op for one of the action plan contests below.
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.
The action plans will be based on five main areas:
Rally the Troops
Solicit community input to define what is unique, what is needed, and brainstorm how to utilize existing assets.
Flex Your Resources
Compile the ideas and assets identified in the visioning sessions and measure your assets and seek supplemental resources.
Create the BIG Idea
Define priority projects, create programming, determine costs.
Build the Model
Create a profit and loss structure to develop sustainable model, gather a capital campaign committee, build strategic partnerships and fundraise.
Tell Your Story
Break ground on catalyst concepts identified as part of the BIG idea, select a pride project and start sharing your story.
Please view the Economic Development Plans below.
Applications will open at our Best in Class Main Street Summit August 6-8, 2019.