Economic Development

Economic Development

A Powerful Partner

Cooperative Energy is committed to Economic Development as an important way of improving the communities we serve. Our team of economic developers are dedicated to growing the economy by attracting new investment, supporting our existing companies, and advocating job growth.


Capacity? Covered

Cooperative Energy is one of the largest energy providers in the state of Mississippi. With our 11 Member cooperatives, we power 437,000 Mississippi homes and businesses in 55 of Mississippi’s 82 counties — the largest territory in the state.


Energized Within

We assure diversity in our generating mix through generating plants across the state, six solar energy sites and a 10% share of Grand Gulf nuclear plant, just to name a few. That’s what makes our power affordable and reliable.


Competitive Connections

It’s all about who you know. We work closely with local economic development agencies and the Mississippi Development Authority to recommend sites, offer rate incentives and find grant programs for eligible economic development projects.

Meet Our Team


Mitch Stringer

Director of Economic Development

Stevie Phillips

Economic Development Representative

Jennifer Kassinger

Economic Development Analyst