The APCo WV Region

AEP operates as Appalachian Power Company (APCo) in West Virginia, serving almost 475,000 customers in its 9,200 square-mile service territory that spans 23 of West Virginia’s 55 counties. We offer a single, convenient source for prospective businesses to access the people and information needed to support your growth.

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Advantages of Doing Business in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia has been recognized as a leading state in economic development.

  • #2 Lowest Manufacturing Employee Turnover Rate – US Census Bureau
  • #4 Lowest Cost of Labor in the Nation – Business Facilities magazine 2014
  • #5 in the Nation in Total Energy Production – Energy Information Administration 2012
  • West Virginia exports two-thirds of the electricity it generates
  • Some of the largest international chemical companies in the world, including Dow, DuPont, and Bayer, have large manufacturing locations in the metro Charleston, West Virginia, area

Key customers include:

  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
  • Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Columbia Energy Group
  • State of West Virginia
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
  • West Virginia Manufacturing, LLC

The principal industries we support are:

  • Chemical Production
  • Mining Industries
  • Plastics Industries
  • Primary Metals, Production, and Metal Fabrication
  • Shale Oil and Gas
  • Transportation


John Smolak

John Smolak

Director of Economic and Business Development

Appalachian Power Company


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