Over 100,000 manufacturers – thirty percent of all U.S. manufacturing locations – call AEP states home.
Made in America: Manufacturing Close to Markets
Our 11-state region in America’s heartland offers affordable and accessible locations for companies looking to realign or expand their manufacturing capacity in the U.S. You will find skilled and affordable workers, central locations for shipping products, expansive infrastructure, business-friendly climates, and a culture of innovation. We are a one-stop shop to find the optimal location to make your expansion or reshoring project a success.Explore our regions
The Epicenter of American Manufacturing
Nearly 4M workers are employed in manufacturing in our states, making up 32% of the total U.S. workforce, with wages significantly lower than the U.S. average.
Our states produce $750B in manufacturing output, 32% of the U.S. total, and account for nearly 40% of all U.S. manufacturing exports.
A large inventory of available and cost-competitive sites, including dozens independently certified as “development-ready” for industrial use, with infrastructure and utilities in place and environmental due diligence completed.
Comprehensive Reshoring Services
There is no better time than the present to add speed, flexibility and resiliency to your supply chain. We help companies interested in reshoring production, including:
- Assessment of your reshoring readiness
- Identification of locations that meet your operational and financial needs
- Regional labor market and economic data to support your location decision
- Connections with local leaders and incentives, and facilitation of site tours
- Energy solutions to help you manage costs and meet sustainability goals
AEP is committed to serve growing companies and ensure our communities are vibrant and economically strong. Connect with us to learn how we can support your next project.