Guthrie County REC receives $6.5-million loan


September 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, Thursday, announced the Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Association has been approved for a $6.5-million loan through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service. The funding will build 2 miles of line, improve 399 miles of existing line and make $20,000 in Smart Grid investments to improve rural infrastructure.

Harkin says “Each dollar invested in rural development goes toward revitalizing communities and improving Iowa’s rural connectivity. These improvements help people all while creating jobs.”