The SWEPCo LA Region

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCo), AEP’s operating company in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, provides electricity to over 230,000 customers in 12 counties in northwest Louisiana. Louisiana ranks number one in several key factors that make businesses successful, and SWEPCo’s economic development experts work with prospective and existing businesses to identify smart and effective business opportunities in Louisiana.

Property Search

Find the best site in SWEPCo’s Louisiana territory to grow your business. Search our portfolio of certified sites, or all available sites and buildings.

Contact us if you’d like assistance with your search.

Advantages of Doing Business in Louisiana

Louisiana is a recognized leader in economic development.

  • #1 State Exporter – U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2014
  • #1 Workforce Training Leader, #3 Best Business Climate, #4 Best Infrastructure, and #4 Economic Growth Potential – Business Facilities 2015
  • #1 Southern State attracting the most significant capital investment and job-creation projects per million residents – Southern Business & Development 2015
  • #3 in Projects per Capita and #9 in Number of Projects – Site Selection Governor’s Cup 2014
  • #8 State for Doing Business – Area Development 2015
  • #7 Best State for Business – Chief Executive 2015
  • AEP-served Shreveport- #1 Place to Build a New Business – WalletHub 2015

Key customers include:

  • Bayou State Oil
  • Benteler Steel
  • Calumet Lubricants
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Jeld-Wen
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
  • Libbey Glass, Inc.
  • Pratt
  • Ternium USA
  • The Frymaster Corporation
  • UOP, LLC
  • Weyerhauser Company

The principal industries we support are:

  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Primary Metals

For details about bringing your business to Louisiana:

Louisiana Economic Development


Eric Basinger, CEcD

Eric Basinger, CEcD

Manager of Economic and Business Development

Southwestern Electric Power Company


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