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Economic Development

Pioneer Electric has been vitally interested in the Economic Development of its service area for several years.  Pioneer has partnered State and local economic development agencies along with several industries and businesses to create jobs and, at the same time, increase the electric load for the cooperative.

Some of Pioneer’s partners include Rayco Industrial, Crown Health Care Laundry Services, Crop Production Services, Pallet One, Schnitzer Steel, Priester’s Pecans, CastleRock LLC and Evergreen Forest Products.

Pioneer works hand-in-hand with industrial prospects to meet their utility demands, to find appropriate locations, and, in some instances, help secure financing.  Pioneer was instrumental in creating industrial parks in Greenville (the Butler County Industrial Park), and in Selma (South Dallas Industrial Park), as well as in the forming of Industrial Development Authorities in Butler and Dallas Counties.

Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Rural Utilities Service, Pioneer has funded economic development revolving loan funds that are available to help industries and businesses within the Pioneer service area develop and expand. Pioneer also supports business and economic development through active participation in Economic Development agencies and chambers of commerce within its service area.


Sites available include:
  • The Godwin Advantage Site (Dallas County

    Advantage sites are certified by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and feature lands that have already had environmental and other clearances, creating a "shovel ready" site.  The Godwin site, located in the South Dallas Industrial Park just beside Pioneer's new Selma Substation, and with water and gas available, as well, is a great site for a large project. The site, just off of US Highway 80, is less than 50 miles to Montgomery, Interstates 65 and 85, and is conveniently close to both Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries. 

  • South Dallas Industrial Park
  • South Dallas located on Spur Track
  • Butler County Industrial Park

For more information regarding programs, incentives and for assistance with economic development in Pioneer’s service area, please contact:  Cleve Poole by email at or by phone at 334-382-4900.

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