Data Centers: Pulsing Your Business Through America’s Heartland

The Hoosier State is fast becoming a regional hub for data centers, where businesses find world-class electric and fiber infrastructure, strategic proximity to key cities and a well-trained workforce. To this, add incentives including attractive state sales tax exemptions for equipment and electricity, local property tax abatements and rate credits from us. Put it all together, and you’ve got a winning location for data centers.

What We Offer

Our Economic Development Rider (EDR) in Indiana provides discounts to new or expanding customers and can save customers an average of $11.00 per kilowatt.

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Our Team in Indiana

Indiana Michigan Power, our operating company in Indiana, powers 118 communities in 24 counties in northern and northeastern Indiana. Our team is your go-to resource for your move or expansion in our nearly 3,200 square-mile service territory that many leading companies, including Ardagh, General Motors, McCormick and Sabert, call home.

Ashley Savieo, CEcD

Director of Economic and Business Development

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Three Things To Know

  • Northeast Indiana has shaped my education and career. I graduated from Purdue University and earned a graduate certificate from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Public & Environmental Affairs. In 2011, I earned the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council.
  • I’ve been working in economic development for over a decade, with local experience in Allen County and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., and state experience with the Indiana government. At Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. I developed our branded business retention and expansion program, led a team that prioritized investments for shovel-ready sites, public-private partnerships for spec development and the cultivation of relationships with real estate and consulting professionals. I have facilitated negotiations for companies such as General Mills, BAE Systems and General Motors.
  • I took a year long “sabbatical” from economic development to work for an international Tier 1 automotive supplier, VOSS Automotive, where I was the marketing communications manager. There, I developed the first marketing and communications strategy for the North American business unit. In late 2017, I took on an exciting new role: Mom. In the remaining free time, I volunteer for a handful of area nonprofits and am an active board member for Science Central, northeast Indiana’s regional hands on science center.

Shelley Klug, CEcD

Manager of Economic and Business Development

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Three Things To Know

  • I bring extensive knowledge of the South Bend – Elkhart region and Southwest Michigan, where I’ve helped grow businesses for nearly two decades.
  • As business development manager for Cornerstone Alliance and for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, I connected companies to communities, local partners, public services and resources. As the executive director for the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance, I developed programs for business retention and expansion, business attraction, and new marketing strategies. I also managed the Berrien County Manufacturers Council and the Bertrand Crossing Industrial Park Association.
  • A certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and an economic development finance professional, it is an honor and privilege to serve on several economic development-related boards and committees, and I love getting hands-on experiences in the region where I live.

Working with Ashley: Three Things To Know

  • Northeast Indiana has shaped my education and career. I graduated from Purdue University and earned a graduate certificate from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Public & Environmental Affairs. In 2011, I earned the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council.
  • I’ve been working in economic development for over a decade, with local experience in Allen County and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., and state experience with the Indiana government. At Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. I developed our branded business retention and expansion program, led a team that prioritized investments for shovel-ready sites, public-private partnerships for spec development and the cultivation of relationships with real estate and consulting professionals. I have facilitated negotiations for companies such as General Mills, BAE Systems and General Motors.
  • I took a year long “sabbatical” from economic development to work for an international Tier 1 automotive supplier, VOSS Automotive, where I was the marketing communications manager. There, I developed the first marketing and communications strategy for the North American business unit. In late 2017, I took on an exciting new role: Mom. In the remaining free time, I volunteer for a handful of area nonprofits and am an active board member for Science Central, northeast Indiana’s regional hands on science center.

Working with Shelley: Three Things To Know

  • I bring extensive knowledge of the South Bend – Elkhart region and Southwest Michigan, where I’ve helped grow businesses for nearly two decades.
  • As business development manager for Cornerstone Alliance and for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, I connected companies to communities, local partners, public services and resources. As the executive director for the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance, I developed programs for business retention and expansion, business attraction, and new marketing strategies. I also managed the Berrien County Manufacturers Council and the Bertrand Crossing Industrial Park Association.
  • A certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and an economic development finance professional, it is an honor and privilege to serve on several economic development-related boards and committees, and I love getting hands-on experiences in the region where I live.

Lay of the Land

Indiana Michigan Power serves over 57,000 commercial and industrial customers in the Hoosier State.

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Key Industries in Indiana

Automotive

Data Centers

Energy & Chemicals

Food & Beverage

Metals

Plastics & Rubber

Boundless Advantages

In addition to being a hotbed for data centers and manufacturers, Indiana is a budding technology and specialty insurance hub in the Midwest. Companies like Rural Sourcing and Brotherhood Mutual have invested millions and are creating hundreds of new jobs. Here are more reasons why you should choose Indiana, too.

For more, visit the Indiana Economic Development webpage.

Power in Indiana

We’ll help you explore industrial sites for power-intensive uses and provide you with low-cost, reliable and sustainable electricity. Here’s how we can help.

Competitive Rates

Our industrial electricity rates are 1% lower than the national average and 4% lower than the state average (EIA, 2018).

Economic Development Incentives

Our Economic Development Rider (EDR) in Indiana provides discounts to new or expanding customers and can save customers an average of $11.00 per kilowatt.

Energy Efficiency Programs and Incentives

We provide a wide variety of tools to help you manage your energy consumption. Learn more about I&M’s Energy Efficiency Programs and Rebates.

Robust Transmission Capacity

Our transmission network is built for the needs of business with extra capacity available to support the largest power requirements.

Energy Solutions

Advisory services for industrial process improvements, design, build and maintenance services for customer-owned facilities, renewables planning and more. Our energy capabilities can be customized for your needs.

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