Site Selection Magazine: Top Utilities in ED
AEP has consistently been named one of the top 10 utilities for economic development by Site Selection Magazine over the past five years.
Each year, Site Selection Magazine evaluates the performance of utility economic development based on:
- Corporate facility project jobs and capital expenditure
- Website tools and data
- Innovative programs and incentives for business
- Job-creating infrastructure
- Facility investment trends
On the 2016 list, the AEP Economic and Business Development team is touted for helping draw more than $8.1 billion in corporate facility investment in its eleven-state territory in 2015 and for creating no less than 9,613 jobs. Additionally, our recently updated website was cited in the selection of AEP for the list including this blog, interactive tools, and certified sites.
We are honored to be included on this list of top utilities in economic development, but gaining recognition and winning awards is not the reason we continue to avidly pursue economic and business development in our service areas. Our focus is to continue to grow the communities we serve to help them remain vibrant and strong.
We want to serve our customers and our communities first and foremost so that we can all continue to thrive together. That is what is most important to us.