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AEP Releases 2019 Corporate Accountability Report

May 10, 2019 / Amy Koscielak

We have issued our 2019 Corporate Accountability Report, an annual assessment of our performance as a public company and a community partner. This is the 13th year AEP has released the report, which details its developments in energy and technology, social responsibility, community investments and environmental stewardship. The report’s theme, “Innovating for a Boundless Energy…

Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

September 25, 2017 / Amy Koscielak

We were awarded a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for our aeped.com redesigned website, a project in the category of General Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto,…

Meeting the Industrial Sector’s Renewable Energy Needs

June 30, 2017 / Amy Koscielak

Wind and solar energy accounted for over 10% of U.S. power generation for the first time in March, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This follows a record year in 2016 for clean energy development as more than half of new generation sources brought online last year were renewables (U.S. Energy Information Administration). The trend…

What Makes Good Communities Great?

April 17, 2017 / Amy Koscielak

That was the questioned posed and answered during two PSO-sponsored economic development forums held in February in Tulsa and Lawton. Led by veteran economic development and site selection professional, Jay Garner of Garner Economics, LLC, the forums provided economic development training for over one hundred city and county officials, economic development boards, and other PSO…

Top Eight Economic Development Hashtags

April 10, 2017 / Amy Koscielak

Using hashtags on social media, especially on Twitter, is a great way to get involved in a larger conversation surrounding a specific topic. Here are eight top economic development hashtags to follow related conversations on social media. #EconDev is by far the number one hashtag used in economic development. This hashtag is actively used daily…

Town Inc: Grow Your Business. Save Your Town. Leave Your Legacy.

December 5, 2016 / Amy Koscielak

When it comes to growth, communities don’t have an economic development problem; they have a marketing problem. In the book Town Inc., Andrew Davis studied communities across the country and found that those with a strong and marketable story faired better than communities that didn’t. Town Inc. proposes a unique prescription for economic prosperity. Stake Your…

Site Selection Magazine: Top Utilities in ED

September 16, 2016 / Amy Koscielak

AEP has consistently been named one of the top 10 utilities for economic development by Site Selection Magazine over the past five years. Each year, Site Selection Magazine evaluates the performance of utility economic development based on: Corporate facility project jobs and capital expenditure Website tools and data Innovative programs and incentives for business Job-creating…

Electrical Rate Competitiveness Factors into Site Selection

December 8, 2015 / Amy Koscielak

For companies with electric-intensive operations, the availability, cost, reliability and redundancy of electric power plays a big part in finding the right site. While utilities are rarely the primary factor in the decision-making process, once a company or site selector narrows its field of desirable locations, we can help identify properties where cost-competitive, abundant and…