Alliant Energy Community Development program

Alliant Energy Community Development program

Alliant Energy through economic and community development serves industry by locating the best buildings and sites for development or expansion in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. We also partner with the communities we serve to encourage growth in their town.



Proud Member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and we accept Cresco Chamber Dollars.



Black Hills Energy Cooperative Investment program

Black Hills Energy Cooperative Investment program

The Black Hills Energy Cooperative Investment  program is a partnership involving our dollars and assistance in conjunction with local dollars, local economic development expertise and a specific project designed to prepare or improve the community for economic development.

Through the Cooperative Investment program, Black Hills Energy may provide a maximum of 50 percent of the total project cost, generally not to exceed $3,000 on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis. These investments are for assistance to projects that improve the community "product".  The funds may not be used to pay salaries of regular employees, administrative costs, infrastructure costs not directly related to a job-creation project, non-infrastructure capital construction or other non-marketing costs. Subcontracts with consultants or other economic development service providers are allowed.


Proud Member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and we accept Cresco Chamber Dollars.

Hawkeye REC

Hawkeye REC

Hawkeye REC supports the economic development efforts of area communities by awarding loans through its economic development revolving loan fund. This promotes electric energy sales, helps stabilize rates and improves the quality of life for its members and the communities it serves.

The loans made available through this fund come in part from grants awarded to Hawkeye by several different sources including the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program. For every dollar Hawkeye invests in a project, six dollars are received through these programs.


Proud Member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and we accept Cresco Chamber Dollars.

Dairyland Power Cooperative

Dairyland Power Cooperative

Part of Dairyland's mission is to "work with our members to improve the quality of life of their customers and the economic and social well-being of the region." One way Dairyland seeks to accomplish this goal is to provide Business Development Assistance and financing through our Economic Development Loan Program.

These programs have been extremely beneficial in helping communities create long-term jobs and enhancing the quality of life in rural areas. They also help Dairyland's members increase energy sales and secure long-term contracts with large power users.