Georgia Power named a top utility for economic development

ATLANTA, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that the company has been named to Site Selection magazine's Top Utilities in North America for Economic Development list. The company has been named to the list consistently for nearly two decades and more times than any other utility. The list, released annually by the publication, recognizes utilities' efforts in economic development and includes analysis of corporate end-user project activity and submitted materials from utilities; website tools and data; innovative programs and incentives for business, including energy efficiency and renewable energy programs; and the utility's own job-creating infrastructure and facility investment trends. The list is featured in the September issue of Site Selection, available at

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Georgia Power's Community & Economic Development organization was named to the list this year in recognition of 2014 efforts which included more than 80 project wins, 16,575 Georgia jobs and capital investment in the state of $2.1 billion. Site Selection also noted positive updates to the structure of the organization, a new focus on downtown revitalization across the state, a new process to keep the company's online site database up to date, a new program to help communities identify business-ready sites and a new, internal Leads Council to better identify economic development opportunities.

"We would like to thank Site Selection magazine for recognizing the role that utilities throughout the country play in local and state economic development," said Anne Kaiser, vice president of community and economic development for Georgia Power. "Keeping Georgia competitive as a top destination for national and international business is the result not only of our commitment to make our communities stronger, but also collaboration with the state of Georgia and many other organizations every day."

Georgia Power has been cultivating economic vitality in Georgia for nearly 90 years. Georgia Power Community & Economic Development is internationally recognized as one of the top economic development organizations in the world, credited with bringing an estimated 121,000 new jobs and $24 billion in capital investment to Georgia over the past decade alone. For more information about how Georgia Power helps businesses grow throughout the state, visit

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.  Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.  Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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