Ohio: America’s Data Hub

The Columbus region is an excellent choice for data-heavy companies needing information technology facilities. In recent years, dozens of data centers have opened here for companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google, as well as two AEP data centers. State tax exemptions on data center equipment and municipal property tax exemptions make building your next data center here an attractive option. We provide a full suite of energy solutions in Ohio, including extensive transmission infrastructure with redundant and alternate feeds, renewable generation, on-site backup power and energy efficiency upgrades.

Ohio loves data

Huddle With Us

Our operating company, AEP Ohio, serves nearly 1,000 communities in 61 of the state’s 88 counties. Our economic development team helps companies relocate and grow in Ohio.

Tim Wells, CEcD

Manager of Economic and Business Development

Work with Tim

Three Things To Know

  • I help companies and community grow businesses, a role that I’ve served for nearly a decade, starting in 1990 when I was an economic development consultant at Wheeling Power.
  • I earned multiple degrees from Ohio’s most renown institutes of higher learning, Ohio Wesleyan University, Miami University and University of Notre Dame.
  • I serve on Regional Growth Partnership (NW Ohio) board of directors, JobsOhio Site Redevelopment Pilot Program Review Committee for the Columbus region, and previously served on the boards of several state, regional and local economic development organizations including Indiana Economic Development Association.

Liberty Schindel, CEcD

Economic Development Analyst, Senior

Work with Liberty

Three Things To Know

  • I bring insight into community opportunities. As the former director of economic development for Pickerington, Ohio, I negotiated the city’s first job retention and creation grant with one of its largest employers. Before that, I served as an economic development specialist for Independence, Ohio, where I spearheaded the first business retention and expansion program, engaging nearly 1,000 businesses annually. Drawing from my experience as a district outreach representative for U.S. Congressman Steven C. LaTourette, I can help you navigate federal, state and regional requirements and connect you to my network of relationships built over years of service in the public sector.
  • I graduated from the University of Dayton and earned an MPA from Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs. I also graduated from the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. I am a certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and hold an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council.
  • I’m an active volunteer and have served on the boards of local chambers of commerce as well as a wide variety of community organizations. Currently, I serve on the board of Hilliard Development Corporation.

Working with Tim: Three Things To Know

  • I help companies and community grow businesses, a role that I’ve served for nearly a decade, starting in 1990 when I was an economic development consultant at Wheeling Power.
  • I earned multiple degrees from Ohio’s most renown institutes of higher learning, Ohio Wesleyan University, Miami University and University of Notre Dame.
  • I serve on Regional Growth Partnership (NW Ohio) board of directors, JobsOhio Site Redevelopment Pilot Program Review Committee for the Columbus region, and previously served on the boards of several state, regional and local economic development organizations including Indiana Economic Development Association.

Working with Liberty: Three Things To Know

  • I bring insight into community opportunities. As the former director of economic development for Pickerington, Ohio, I negotiated the city’s first job retention and creation grant with one of its largest employers. Before that, I served as an economic development specialist for Independence, Ohio, where I spearheaded the first business retention and expansion program, engaging nearly 1,000 businesses annually. Drawing from my experience as a district outreach representative for U.S. Congressman Steven C. LaTourette, I can help you navigate federal, state and regional requirements and connect you to my network of relationships built over years of service in the public sector.
  • I graduated from the University of Dayton and earned an MPA from Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs. I also graduated from the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. I am a certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and hold an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council.
  • I’m an active volunteer and have served on the boards of local chambers of commerce as well as a wide variety of community organizations. Currently, I serve on the board of Hilliard Development Corporation.

Lay of the Land

We serve 188,000 commercial and industrial customers in the Buckeye State.

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Key Industries

Aerospace & Aviation

Energy & Chemicals

Data Centers

Food & Beverage

Metals

Plastics & Rubber

Boundless Advantages

Ohio ranks among the world’s largest economies – rich with resources, technology, education, globally recognized companies and skilled Ohioans with a strong work ethic. Scroll below to see what Ohio has to offer.

For more, visit the JobsOhio webpage.

Power in Ohio

AEP Ohio provides transmission and distribution services that can accommodate large industrial users. Here’s how we help to power your success:

Energy Choice

Ohio’s deregulated energy market lets you shop and choose 20 different generation suppliers.

Transmission Capacity

Our robust transmission capacity supports large industrial users, and our services include design, build and maintenance of customer-owned transmission facilities.

Advisory Services

We offer advisory services for industrial process improvements, renewable generation and more. Our energy capabilities can be customized for your needs.

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