Vermont Electric Cooperative is more than just an electric distribution company, we are also an important component of the economic development efforts in the communities we serve. Cooperative Principle Seven states that "While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members." In our area, we know that our rural communities are highly dependent on a few employers that help keep their local economies alive. VEC helps support those employers by offering some of the most competitive Commercial and Industrial rates in the State, and also supporting other economic development initiatives, such as:
Vermont Electric Cooperative works closely with the Vermont Office of Economic Development (VEDA), Efficiency Vermont (EVT) and local and Regional Planning entities to help Vermont be technically and financially competitive.