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Economic Development

We take pride in working with local, regional and state organizations to promote economic growth and to bring new jobs and business to our communities. As part of the 11-state American Electric Power system, we have the resources and extensive economic development experience to help businesses of all sizes, from small start-ups to large international companies. Our economic development director can work strategically with businesses and communities, as well as state and local officials to facilitate location and expansion offers throughout our service territory. Such services are complimentary and confidential.

John J. Smolak
Economic Development Director

540.985.2605
jjsmolak@aep.com

Heather Vanater
Economic Development Manager

304.348.4183
hnvanater@aep.com

Want to be environmentally conscious and remain focused on your business goals?

Roanoke's Grandin Theatre is one of the businesses in Virginia using 100% renewable power. The Wind Water Sunlight program is designed to meet the needs of new businesses looking for a 100% renewable power option as part of a site location search, or any existing business that chooses renewables as part of their environmental stewardship commitment to shareholders or customers. Green pricing options are available in both Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information and/or assistance contact:

Eric Basinger, CEcD
Manager of Economic and Business Development

318.673.3170
esbasinger@aep.com

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