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Consumers Energy Recognized for Economic Development Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Person: Kippen Glenney, Executive Assistant/Communications Coordinator
Consumers Energy
2074 242nd Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 800-696-6552 
Email: kglenney@consumersenergy.coop 
Website: www.consumersenergy.coop

Thursday, July 23, 2015 – MARSHALLTOWN, IA – Strengthening communities and fostering economic opportunities through local partnerships are priorities for Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) annually recognizes their electric utility members for outstanding commitment, support, and participation in business development projects and local community initiatives.    

As a part of Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s annual meeting in Des Moines, Rand Fisher, IADG president, recognized Consumers Energy for their commitment to community and business development leadership. Consumers Energy is steadfastly committed to fostering economic growth through civic leadership, project participation, and technical support.

“We commend Consumers Energy for the generous support they provide to economic development initiatives in both business and community development endeavors,” said Fisher. “They are generating a positive impact in the territory they serve and the state of Iowa.”

In recognition of IADG’s 30th Anniversary, a commemorative framed print was presented to Consumers Energy. This artwork was created to represent the outcome of three decades of economic development partnership and accomplishment; and to thank IADG’s utility partners for their contribution to this success in Iowa. 

The Iowa Area Development Group is the marketing and business development office for nearly 250 of Iowa’s member-owned rural electric cooperatives, select municipal electric utilities and independent telecommunication companies. IADG has assisted with over 2,000 successful business expansions and start-up projects.  This growth represents capital investment of more than $10 billion and 50,000 jobs for Iowa.  The Iowa Area Development Group was established in 1985 to promote and strengthen rural Iowa development opportunities. Stay connected with IADG news at www.facebook.com/IADG.IA and www.twitter.com/IADGIOWA. 

Consumers Energy is a rural electric cooperative committed to providing its members with reliable electric service in a safe manner at affordable and equitable rates. The cooperative serves over 5,500 members throughout five counties in Central Iowa: Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Story and Tama.

July 27, 2015

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