Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) continues to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas in Arkansas Business magazine’s eighth annual contest. AECC has won the award three times over the past five years.

According to Buddy Hasten, president/CEO of AECC, the award reflects the cooperative spirit of AECC’s employees.

“Our employees are truly dedicated to working to improve the quality of life for Arkansans by providing reliable, affordable power in a responsible manner,” he said. “AECC’s more than 300 professional employees are truly what makes the organization one of the absolutely best places to work in our great state. We have a strong desire to serve others and our cohesive work environment reflects this spirit.”

As a local, not-for-profit generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative, AECC provides wholesale energy and transmission services to Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution cooperatives that serve more than 1.2 million consumers. AECC is also one of the leading G&Ts in the nation in many areas, including wholesale power cost.

According to Arkansas Business, the survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Arkansas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 40 companies with AECC being one of the 2020 winners.

According to Arkansas Business, the Best Places to Work contest involves a two-part survey process. One component evaluates the company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The final component is an employee survey to measure employees’ workplace experience and is worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Arkansas program, visit the Best Places to Work Arkansas website.

Founded in 1949, AECC is one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the United States. AECC, based in Little Rock, is owned by the state’s 17 distribution cooperatives that provide electricity to approximately 500,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

For additional information, contact:

Rob Roedel, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas at (501) 570-2296 or email Rob.