Read Matheson’s Op-Ed on Investing in Rural America

NRECA CEO Jim Matheson speaks at the 2018 Legislative Conference in Washington. (Photo By: NRECA)

NRECA’s Legislative Conference is in full swing in Washington this week, giving co-op leaders a chance to engage elected officials in a dialogue about co-op priorities. NRECA CEO Jim Matheson penned an op-ed for The Hill on the eve of the conference, emphasizing the importance of investing in rural America.

The 21st century economy runs the risk of leaving much of rural America behind.

Rural America grows most of the food, generates much of the power, and manufactures many of the goods that are used throughout the country. When the modern economy threatens to leave much of the country on the wrong side of the ledger, that’s bad news regardless of where you live and work.

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