Community & Economic Development
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative has a strong commitment to the community. We are made up of people who live and work in these communities. We're all neighbors working together - achieving common goals and helping our communities grow and prosper. We work closely with local chambers of commerce, and other organizations, and are always pursuing innovative ways to meet community needs. We have the power to make a positive impact on the communities where we live and where our members' businesses thrive and families are nurtured.
A Positive Impact On Our Communities
- Support local Chambers of Commerce
- Retention and expansion of existing industry
- Recruit new business and industry
- Develop of industrial site resources
- Develop of electrical and telecommunications infrastructure
- Participate in Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, a national branding effort of electric co-ops, that gives us powerful connections
Community Development Programs
Youth Programs, including electric safety, energy education and cooperative education, help improve public safety, enhance school curriculum and increase energy awareness. Don't forget to check out the fun and educational links on our Cuivre Kid's Club page. The annual Youth Tout to Washington, D.C. for high school juniors offers lessons in democratic leadership.
Operation Round Up helps address unmet community needs.
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative works hard in the area of Economic Development including sites in Lake Saint Louis, Moscow Mills, O'Fallon, Wentzville and Weldon Spring. In Wright City, Cuivre River Electric owns Gateway West Industrial Centre, a 70 acre development zoned for heavy industrial use.
Green Tree Grants available through our transmission cooperative Central Electric, are designed to assist communities and schools in the planting of trees. Email us to request more information or an application.
Employees personally support many charitable events such as the local United Way campaign and March of Dimes.
Controlling costs is essential for success in today's competitive business environment. As a service-driven cooperative, Cuivre River Electric Cooperativecan be a powerful partner in helping a business control, and sometimes reduce, its operating expenses. When it comes to controlling operating costs, the Cuivre River philosophy comes through with great savings for most companies.
Cuivre River Electric's commercial and industrial rates have remained both low and stable since 1986. Customized rates are available for businesses requiring demand power exceeding 500 kW and having a yearly load factor greater than 60%. These efforts help secure low energy rates for business, industry, agriculture and residential consumers while providing economic opportunities for local residents.
The Cooperative works to help develop many commercial and industrial areas of its service territory including sites in Lake Saint Louis, Moscow Mills, O'Fallon, Wentzville and Weldon Spring. In Wright City, CREC owns Gateway West Industrial Centre, a 70-acre development zoned for heavy industrial use.
Gateway West Industrial Centre
Gateway West Industrial Centre is a 70-acre development in Wright City, Missouri, population 1,532. Located on the I-70 south service road, it is easily accessible from either the Foristell or WrightCity interchange, 40 miles west of the St. Louis International Airport. Gateway is owned and developed by Cuivre River Electric Service Company (CRESCO), a subsidiary of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC).
Electric, municipal water and sewer services, telephone and natural gas are at each site, with rail service nearby. Fully developed pad-ready sites range in size from 2.5 to 10 acres.
Gateway West is located near two major electric substations supplied by 161kV transmission lines. Three-phase underground electrical service is available throughout the development.
Wright City, Missouri, is located along Interstate 70, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. As part of the westernmost portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan Economic area, Wright City not only provides a country setting for housing, but a potential for economic growth that is attractive for those businesses seeking to cater to the needs of a residential community and facilities for light to heavy industrial businesses.
Primarily single-family, with some multi-family housing, Wright City provides a peaceful, semi-rural area in which to live, yet is within an easy drive for the major sporting and cultural events of the St. Louis Area.
CREC Advantages: We Help You Control Costs
Controlling costs is essential for success in today's competitive business environment. As a service-driven cooperative, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative can be a powerful partner in helping a business control, and sometimes reduce, its operating expenses. CuivreRiver's sole purpose is to provide reliable electric service at a reasonable cost, not provide profit for stockholders.
You Have A Voice.
Because Cuivre River is a cooperative, the people who buy electricity are owners, and have a voice in how Cuivre River conducts business. They elect a Board of Directors, the Cooperative's governing body.
You Have Ownership Equity
A final advantage is ownership equity, known as Capital Credits. Member-owners share in capital remaining at the end of the year. Capital is divided among members, based on the amount and cost of electricity used.