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Inform and Enrich Your Property Search

August 20, 2018 / Robb Watson

Our recent blog posts describe how our site and building database makes over 600 properties across 11 states available through one interface and can be easily searched based on the criteria that matters most for your site selection process. This database also features powerful advanced functionality to enrich your property search with preconfigured tools and…

Forum Showcases the Changing Role of Utilities and Illuminates how Economic Developers Can Lead the Way

August 11, 2017 / Robb Watson

Energy companies offer a range of services to support site selection within their service territories, and add value through specialized knowledge. This industry expertise is critical to recognizing the feasibility of a project, and what would be required to make it a reality. During the week of July 24th, the Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA)…

Driving the “The Science of Where” in Economic Development – Key Takeways from the ESRI User Conference

July 21, 2017 / Robb Watson

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) plays an invaluable role for the AEPED team, enabling us to integrate, analyze and visualize data to support economic development throughout our service territory. Using the Esri ArcGIS Platform, we can perform a wide range of spatial tasks, from online business research to complex desktop spatial analysis. During the week of…

Appalachian Power awards $155,000 to fund economic development

November 29, 2016 / Robb Watson

Originally written by Teresa Hamilton Hall for Appalachian Power News Online ROANOKE, Va. – Projects in several Virginia and West Virginia counties and cities have been selected to share $155,000 in economic development grants from Appalachian Power. The awards announced last week are part of Appalachian Power’s efforts to promote economic growth in the company’s service…

I&M Emphasizes Economic Development and Growing our Communities

October 27, 2016 / Robb Watson

Originally written by Tracy Warner for I&M News Working in our communities is integral to being the energy provider of the future.  Part of that process involves working directly with economic development organizations in our communities that lead efforts to grow businesses and attract people. Recently, economic development officials from across I&M’s service footprint met…

AEP Texas sponsors “Lunch & Learn” sessions

June 7, 2016 / Robb Watson

Originally written by Larry Jones for AEP Texas Now Ray Covey, AEP Texas manager of Economic and Business Development, hosted representatives from Oncor Electric Delivery and Centerpoint Energy along with Carlton Schwab, chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, during a luncheon training session for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism.…

AEPED offers a Range of Research Services to Empower Local Communities

June 6, 2016 / Robb Watson

Over the last year, the American Electric Power Economic and Business Development Team (AEPED) has worked to establish an informative and fresh new web presence via AEPED.com. As we’ve progressed through the web design process identifying and creating content and implementing new ideas, our focus has been on providing self-service tools to our economic development…

AEP Economic Development in the News

December 10, 2015 / Robb Watson

Columbus Business First recently interviewed AEP Vice President of Economic and Business Development Mark James for two articles on AEP’s role in driving development in our 11-state territory. Specific highlights included AEP’s role in Amazon Web Services data center’s data center announcements in Central Ohio and our Quality Sites Program, which pre-certifies development sites for…