Blog category: Site Selection

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…

Leverage Our Easy-To-Use Tools to Locate Your Next Property

August 7, 2018 / Cindy Hoover

Our site and building database is an excellent resource to search our AEP Featured Sites, as well as over 600 other sites and buildings throughout our 11-state service territory. It has a straight-forward and intuitive functionality similar to most common online mapping applications, including user-friendly filtering and the ability to search by specific criteria. The…

Search Hundreds of Available Properties in our Site and Building Database

July 16, 2018 / Scott Kuehn

In addition to our 50 Featured Sites, which have been certified, qualified or reviewed by best-in-class site selection and engineering experts, there are hundreds of additional properties across our 11-state service territory ready to meet your development needs. Our site and building database lists these 600+ properties in an easily searchable map and list format,…

AEP Showcases 50 Featured Sites across 11 States to Save Time and Improve Speed to Market

June 18, 2018 / Mark James, CEcD

Over the last five years, AEPED has partnered with many of our local communities to identify sites with strong potential throughout our 11-state service territory and invest in preparing them for development. The resulting 50 sites have been reviewed, qualified or certified by best-in-class site selection and engineering consultants, and provide due diligence, minimized risk…

Italian Company Chooses AEP-Owned River Rail Site for $360M Investment

April 9, 2018 / Janet Smith

Sofidel, an Italy-based paper tissue manufacturer, held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 16 for its integrated paper production plant in Inola, Oklahoma. The project, which will locate in the AEP-owned Inola River Rail Industrial Park, includes the construction of a 1.8-million square foot plant that will support 300 jobs. The company investing $360 million over…

Utility Incentives Drive Economic Development

October 13, 2017 / Ashley Savieo, CEcD

Working with a utility partner on your site selection process provides numerous benefits — a knowledgeable economic development team, local insights and partnerships, and, of course, energy expertise. Many large electric utilities also offer incentives to their clients. Incentives offered by electric utilities, which are sometimes referred to as riders, typically offer 2 to 5…

Ready for Business: AEP Expands Quality Sites Portfolio

September 22, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

We have added 16 new industrial properties to our Quality Sites Program, which aims at identifying optimal project-ready sites for development across our eleven-state territory. The sites have undergone extensive evaluation to ensure they meet stringent readiness standards, which are intended to minimize overall site location risk, save time, and reduce site development costs. With…

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)…

Sofidel: U.S. Expansion Success with a Utility Partner

June 23, 2017 / Janet Smith

Our AEP economic development team just wrapped another successful showing at SelectUSA Investment Summit — the premier event for foreign companies considering sites in the U.S. for relocation or expansion. According to SelectUSA, participants from the first three Investment Summits — held in 2013, 2015 and 2016 — announced more than $20 billion in greenfield foreign…

5 Reasons Why Braidy Industries Chose Eastern Kentucky

June 15, 2017 / admin@adept

In April 2017, Braidy Industries announced a $1.3 billion aluminum rolling mill to be located in Ashland, Kentucky. Braidy’s 2.5 million-square-foot mill is expected to employ 550 permanent workers and 1,000 temporary workers during construction. Braidy seeks to become the nation’s leading producer of affordable, high quality body sheet aluminum, plate and ultra-high strength alloys…