Eighteen AEP-served communities were selected for Site Selection Magazine's 2017 list of top micropolitan communities in the United States. Congratulations to our partners!
Community by community, project by project, our efforts to promote economic development are making an impact. 2016 marked the fourth year since we brought back AEP’s corporate focus on economic development, and it was a year full of project activity and initiatives to help our communities become better positioned for new development.
Over the past few months, Area Development Magazine has published its latest look at the top factors in site selection. While the specific criteria can vary project to project, here’s a summary of the ten most important location drivers as voted on by the magazine’s readers.
As one of the largest, if not the largest, rooftop solar installations in Oklahoma, this project is a great example of how we are partnering with customers to help meet their renewable energy goals.
We invited corporate customers from a variety of industries to engage in conversation surrounding renewable energy.
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 who didn’t. Town Inc. proposes a unique prescription for economic prosperity.
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 territory.
Economic development officials from across I&M’s service footprint met with a number of I&M representatives to discuss the area’s economic development opportunities and challenges and brainstorm ways to be more competitive in the global marketplace.