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
Contact Liberty Schindel, CEcD, Economic Development Analyst, Senior
- 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 in Ohio
Aerospace & Aviation
Energy & Chemicals
Food & Beverage
Plastics & Rubber
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.
East Ohio’s Marcellus and Utica shale provides an abundance of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) for chemical production.
Within a day’s drive, you can reach 60% of U.S. and Canadian populations from Ohio.
Located in central Ohio, Rickenbacker Inland Port is a multimodal hub with a rare cargo-dedicated airport.
Ohio has the fourth largest interstate highway system and six Class I railroads.
Ohio has seven commercial airports and 97 general aviation airports.
Ohio estimates 38,000 miles of natural gas pipeline development over the next decade.
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:
Ohio’s deregulated energy market lets you shop and choose 20 different generation suppliers.
Our robust transmission capacity supports large industrial users, and our services include design, build and maintenance of customer-owned transmission facilities.
We offer advisory services for industrial process improvements, renewable generation and more. Our energy capabilities can be customized for your needs.