At Dixie Electric, we think it’s critical to develop and cultivate relationships with local legislators because they craft, introduce, and vote on legislation that impacts our community's local business climate, environment, and quality of life. That’s why we work closely with our local elected officials. After all, our purpose is to provide safe, reliable, affordable energy, but our mission is to help our community thrive.
Dixie Electric is a local business that powers economic development and prosperity for our region. As a cooperative, we have deep roots here, and we listen closely to our members to better understand the community’s needs. Our leadership, board members, and employees live and work right here in the community we serve.
We strive to advocate for our community, ensuring that local legislators know, understand, and act on the important issues in our area. You can view your local legislators in the January issue of Today in Mississippi.
Providing industry guidance and expertise
Today’s energy landscape is an increasingly complex topic covering not only the traditional engineering and vegetation management aspects of the industry but also encompasses technology, cybersecurity, the electrification of the transportation sector, and more.
Our experts provide briefings and backgrounders to legislators, committees, and staff, and we offer testimony for hearings and other legislative or regulatory meetings or gatherings. And because we're involved in economic development and know local community leaders, we can provide insight into how issues and policies under discussion might impact our region.
We also keep them informed on our progress with bringing high-speed internet to rural communities through our subsidiary, DE Fastlink. With their help, we’ve been able to secure grant funding that has helped us connect people with high-speed internet who otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity. Our relationship with legislators, and their support of the broadband initiative, paved the way to bring fiber internet to homes and businesses, creating a better tomorrow and a better Mississippi.
Representing your best interests
We strive to be a trusted resource on energy issues. Because of our deep roots in the community, we have a firm understanding of local issues and needs. We will continue looking after the long-term interests of our members. This means we are able to cultivate and foster positive, productive relationships with legislators who know and trust us because we’re advocating on behalf of the community we serve.
We’re proud to power your life and bring good things to the community. We hope you’ll continue to let us know what matters to you so we can continue to advocate on your behalf and improve the quality of life for all.