The APCo VA Region

AEP operates as Appalachian Power Company (APCo) to serve electricity to half a million customers in our 11,000 square-mile territory in central and southwestern Virginia. Spanning 31 counties, our economic development team can help you explore many attractive communities in the region for investment.

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Virginia is recognized as a leading state in economic development.

  • #1 Best School System in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast – Wallet Hub 2014
  • #1 Adjusted Median Family Income, #2 Highest STEM Job Concentration, #5 Top State for Technology and Entrepreneurship – Enterprising States Report 2014 Growth Potential – Business Facilities 2015
  • #1 Highest Concentration of Computer Specialists – National Science Foundation 2012
  • #1 Highest Quality of Life in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast – Forbes 2015
  • #2 Labor Supply – Forbes 2015
  • #2 state with the highest concentration of tech workers as a percentage of the private sector workspace – Cyberstates 2015
  • #3 Business Friendliness – CNBC 2015
  • #3 Fastest Average Peak Connection Speed (79.0 Mbps) – Akamai – State of the Internet Report – 2015, Q1
  • #4 Most Business Friendly State – Pollina 2014
  • #4 State with the Highest Number of Veterans per 100 Inhabitants – Wallet Hub 2015

Our key customers in Virginia include:

  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
  • Carilion Health Systems
  • Consol Energy
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Greif Brothers Corporation
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Parkdale Mills, Inc.
  • Roanoke Cement Company, LLC
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • SunCoke Energy

The principal industries we support are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing/Technology Firms
  • Food and Beverage Products
  • Furniture/Wood Products
  • Medical Facilities and Research
  • Mining Industries
  • Plastic and Packaging Products
  • Steel Products
  • Transportation


John Smolak

John Smolak

Director of Economic and Business Development

Appalachian Power Company


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