A National Leader in Economic Development 

In 2018, Site Selection magazine named us one of the nation’s Top 10 utilities in economic development for our 2018 efforts in attracting 110 projects – and their over 14,700 jobs – to our 11 state service territory.

Community Development in Action 

Here are a few of countless examples of how we show our support:

$200K to Fund Economic Development

In Kentucky, we awarded 5 communities with Kentucky Power Economic Advancement Program (KEAP) grants totaling $200,000 in 2014 to support projects that promote the creation or retention of manufacturing investment in Eastern Kentucky. We plan to invest $1M by 2019.


Labor Force Analysis Training

In Texas, we joined the Texas Economic Development Council to sponsor a workshop in Victoria with an industry relocation expert on ways to provide a more effective labor force analysis to site selection consultants and industry executives considering a move.


Community Economic Development Academy

In Ohio, our CEDA program has helped local economic development professionals across 30 counties learn about their competitive gaps and opportunities, so they can make improvements to be more successful at recruiting business and industry.


Fueling Prosperity in Our Regions 

Our business is about making connections — to communities, businesses and to people. In 1934 one of our company leaders wrote, “We are a citizen of each community we serve and take an active part in its affairs. Like any other citizen, we want our neighbors to think well of us.”

That citizenship spans well beyond our philanthropic efforts into promoting economic prosperity. In addition to our work in business attraction, retention and expansion, we help our communities be better prepared for economic development through training and by preparing sites for industry.

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