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Economic Development

Hancock-Wood's Service Territory - see map HERE - 

Close interstate, rail and air proximity, robust utility services, skilled workforce and abundant
ready-to-build sites, creates an unparalleled opportunity for developers. 
In fact, developers in northwest Ohio who secure their electric utility service from Hancock-Wood can discover a host of competitive advantages:

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative

  • serves Findlay, named No. 1 Micropolitan in the U.S. three years running
  • serves North Baltimore, home of CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc.
  • leads area utilities in advanced technology, equipment and engineering
  • daily earns the trust and support of nearly 11,000 satisfied member owners
  • works to maintain a close working relationship with state and local governments
  • works to strengthen and expand partnerships with powerful economic growth entities
  • partners with educational institutions to advance workforce availability
  • is sensitive to environmental and community concerns and supports renewable resources
  • boasts a proven track record of success with business, industry, private and public sector developments
  • has a unique history in the area of 80 years of electric utility experience


We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more