Economic Development

We provide the energy to move our community forward

BEMC is committed to working with local, state, and national organizations and elected officials to promote healthy economic development in our communities.

The goal is to better our service area’s quality of life by creating and retaining jobs, increasing services available to our communities, and building a stable local economy.

Your co-op supports local Chambers of Commerce, community programs, and other productive development efforts. Many of our employees serve on local boards. The community knows it can count on BEMC to help.

Recent Projects and Community Events

  • Assisted in securing loan funds for a recent expansion of Dosher Hospital services and a new Ocean Isle Fire Truck
  • Supported in the construction and operation of a large correctional facility in Columbus County and the Riverwalk in Shallotte
  • Sponsored local events such as the Columbus County Fair and the Brunswick County Parade of Homes

Our affiliate company, Rural Consumer Services Corporation, was set up specifically to facilitate economic development activities.

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