AEP Launches Online Resource for Site Selection and Economic Development

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Corporate real estate consultants, site selectors, economic developers and others involved with business location decisions now have a new online resource: aeped.com, the comprehensive, fully responsive web portal for American Electric Power (AEP)’s Economic and Business Development division.

We have updated our website with resources that should be truly valuable to anyone seeking to locate or expand a business within our 11-state, 200,000-square mile service territory – and fully viewable from tablets, mobile devices and more.

Corporate real estate consultants, site selectors, economic developers and others involved with business location decisions now have a new online resource: aeped.com, the comprehensive, fully responsive web portal for American Electric Power (AEP)’s Economic and Business Development division.

“We have updated our website with resources that should be truly valuable to anyone seeking to locate or expand a business within our 11-state, 200,000-square mile service territory – and fully viewable from tablets, mobile devices and more,” said Mark J. James, CEcD, Vice President of Economic and Business Development at AEP.

From a blog to infographics, maps and presentations, the site provides information and interactive tools designed to serve corporations who may be interested in AEP’s 74,000 industrial-ready acres of available property, 3,000 communities served or access to the fastest growing shale plays in the U.S.

For example, AEP maintains a portfolio of project-ready industrial sites with due diligence complete to minimize risk, remove guesswork, and accelerate speed to market. These sites include:

  • AEP Quality Sites – industrial sites certified by McCallum-Sweeney
  • Data Center Sites -- qualified by Biggins Lacey Shapiro & Co.
  • Food Processing Sites – certified as shovel-ready for food processing by Austin Consulting

“We continue to update the blog and website regularly in order to provide value to our economic development partners across the country as well as the corporate real estate and site selection professionals we serve,” said James.

About AEP Economic & Business Development
The AEP Economic & Business Development team (AEPED) is a division of Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. AEPED works with local communities and state officials to attract and retain businesses and jobs. AEPED leverages the company’s 11-state geographic advantage, along with proven experience, relationships and practical know-how, to provide comprehensive location advisory services for companies.

For more information about AEP Economic & Business Development, visit aeped.com or contact Mark James at mjjames(at)aep(dot)com.

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