Georgia Power named top utility for economic development by Site Selection magazine
Strong partnership with state helps bring $2.9 billion in projects and more than 20,000 jobs to Georgia
ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has once again 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. Georgia Power was named to the list this year in recognition of the company's strong partnership with the state of Georgia in economic development resulting in an estimated $2.9 billion in projects and more than 20,000 associated jobs for Georgia.
"We would like to thank Site Selection 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 the state of 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 our collaboration with the state of Georgia and many other organizations every day."
Site Selection analyzed a variety of factors for this year's list including 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 www.siteselection.com.
Georgia Power has been cultivating economic vitality in Georgia for 90 years. Georgia Power Community & Economic Development is internationally recognized as one of the top economic development organizations in the world, helping to create or retain an estimated 134,000 jobs in Georgia over the past decade alone.
To learn more about Georgia Power's commitment to make Georgia a better place to live and work through robust economic development initiatives, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/Growth. Businesses and organizations seeking to expand or relocate to Georgia are invited to access a variety of information, tools and resources at www.SelectGeorgia.com.
Note: Issue the 2017 economic development ad with the press release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nrEbAxJojU
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