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Newsweek survey names AECI among America’s most trustworthy companies

SPRINGFIELD, MO -- Associated Electric Cooperative was recently recognized as one of America’s most trustworthy companies, according to a recent survey ranking from Newsweek and market research partner Statista. Associated was ranked No. 5 in Newsweek’s Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2023 in the Energy & Utilities category.

The second-annual survey reviewed a pool of 3,100 U.S. based companies, with just 700 voted for top honors across 23 industries. Notably, Associated was the highest-rated electric cooperative in the survey, followed by Arkansas Electric Cooperative (No. 17), Basin Electric Power Cooperative (No. 26) and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (No. 38). The Energy & Utilities category had the second-most ranked companies of any industry in the survey, with 47 public and private utility companies making the list.

Newsweek’s rankings were determined by an independent survey sample of about 25,000 people comprising customers, employees and investors across the U.S. Surveys were targeted to a pool of 1,800 public and 1,300 private companies with revenues of more than $500 million.

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is owned by and provides wholesale power to a system of six regional transmission cooperatives and their 51 local distribution cooperatives. This cooperative system delivers electricity to 2.1 million member-consumers behind the 935,000 meters served in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa. Associated’s mission is to deliver economical and reliable power and support services. Associated is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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