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

During the week of July 24th, the Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA) Summer Forum was held in Columbus, Ohio, providing an opportunity to learn and collaborate with over 90 utility economic development professionals from across the country.

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What Makes Good Communities Great?

Jay Garner of Garner Economics, LLC posed and answered that question during two PSO-sponsored economic development forums held in February. Here are some big takeaways from Garner's presentation that can help your community move from good to great.

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AEP Ohio: Helping Communities LEAP

One of the ways we support our communities in Ohio is through our Local Economic Assistance Program (LEAP).

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

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.

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Appalachian Power awards $155,000 to fund economic development

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.

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I&M Emphasizes Economic Development and Growing our Communities

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.

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Manufacturing Growth Scales to Five-Month High

According to the Institute for Supply Management’s "Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index," manufacturing in the United States grew for the fifth straight month in July 2016. In addition, the economy overall grew for the 86th consecutive month.

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Findlay Ranked Top ‘Micropolitan’ Community in the U.S. (Again!)

Site Selection magazine has ranked Findlay, Ohio, the top Micropolitan community in the United States for the second year in a row.

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Data Excellence in Economic Development

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in collaboration with other industry partners, has released a new research report, A New Standard: Achieving Data Excellence in Economic Development.

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Why Economic Development?

Why is a power company involved in the business of economic development? We are committed to doing our part to ensure our communities remain vibrant and strong.

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