AEP Economic and Business Development


Emily J. Smith Global Business Attraction Manager [email protected] 001-614-716-1273


Columbus, OH

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American Electric Power (AEP)

As part of American Electric Power (AEP) – one of the largest utilities in the U.S. — AEP Economic and Business Development is your single source for comprehensive relocation or expansion services.

Our team of economic development experts, combined with our unmatched 11-state geographic footprint, makes us an ideal location advisory partner. From site selection to energy planning to ongoing operations support, we manage every step of the process to help businesses find the right location for their facilities.

We offer best-in-class research, access to over 2,400 communities, 600+ sites and properties, including dozens of project-ready industrial, data center and food processing certified sites, and access to the fastest growing shale plays in the U.S.

Corporate Profile

Core Services

- Confidential and complimentary site selection services
- Strategic research and analysis on communities and sites
- Introductions to community and business leaders
- 600+ properties, many project-ready
- Customized power solutions and rate design
- Aftercare services and resources
- Decarbonization Services nationwide:
Renewable energy solutions
Energy efficiency programs
Electrification services


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