The sixth principle that guides the co-op is cooperation among cooperatives. Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
Founded in 1937, the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives(AMEC) is a statewide organization headquartered in Jefferson City representing Missouri's 47 electric co-ops. AMEC's mission is to provide a means for electric cooperatives to work together and accomplish things collectively that they could not do as effectively or efficiently on their own. The organization provides training,coordination of mutual aid and legislative efforts on behalf of Missouri electric cooperatives.
As the national service organization that represents America’s electric cooperatives, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association(NRECA) works to empower electric cooperatives and to help ensure their long-term success in a number of ways:
Amplifying the voice of America's electric cooperatives and their consumer-members in Washington, D.C.
Working with elected officials to keep electricity safe, reliable and affordable
Promoting the cooperative business model and the benefits of co-op membership.