The East Smoky Gas Co-op is located on the Ridgevalley Road in the centre of the Hamlet of Ridgevalley. It was originally an Egg Grading Station where farmers in the area came to grade their eggs for market. In 1973 the Gas Co-op was incorporated to bring natural gas to the farming community. The East Smoky Gas Co-op employs about 6 people and provides natural gas to customers in the Valleyview and Debolt area covering 1,800 km of pipeline.