Our economic development strengths are your advantages

We power success. One of America’s first electric utilities, we’ve been helping businesses find new sites ever since we put down the first stakes of our nation’s power grid. That was over a hundred years ago. We even wrote the book on how to do it. How to Find a Plant Site Without Losing Your Mind went to press in the late 1960s, helping give rise to the site selection industry.

We live and work in America’s vital heartland, an industrial core that stretches across 11 states and forges the Made In America label on the world’s most-loved brands. We know the right people. The right communities. We have the right energy solutions to get things done.

Our energy services come with site selection expertise. Everything we do is confidential and complimentary. That’s one reason you want an energy partner on your side. There are many, many more.

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Our services rank among the industry’s best by independent publications.

Including pre-qualified sites to reduce risk and accelerate speed to market.

We offer data-driven analyses of workforce, infrastructure, rates and energy solutions.

Advantage: Economic Development Expertise

Deciding where to build your facility requires resources and insights that only an expert team can provide. We have more certified economic developers than any other utility, so we can help you cross the finish line faster. Need up-to-date workforce data? Infrastructure insights? Or energy options tailored to your target industry or target region? We do all the leg work, explore options and present our findings to your team.

And that’s not all. As an AEP customer, your business gets ongoing support with access to abundant, affordable and reliable power. Long after you break ground and cut the ribbon, our energy services support your growth by helping you manage costs and improve productivity – in our territory and beyond.

Comprehensive, Complimentary and Confidential Site Selection Services

Amazon, Caterpillar, Facebook, Marathon Petroleum, Sofidel, Toyota. Each has different needs. All have engaged our site selection services. Maybe you’re a Fortune 100 company, or a foreign-owned business, or a family company bursting at the seams. Whether you’re a site selection expert or a person who never needed such expertise until now, you can trust us to help you every step of the way.

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A number of local and national site selection publications rank us among the top utilities in economic development. For good reason.

Our site and building database holds more than 600+ properties, including dozens of AEP Quality Sites, a designation applied to sites with extensive site documentation and due diligence vetted through a process that reduces your risk and accelerates your speed to market.

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Already got a target in mind? If it is served by AEP, we have a boundless future ahead of us.

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