News & Case Studies

AEP Economic & Business Development Named Top 10

Indiana Michigan Power via American Electric Power's Economic & Business Development department was name among the top 10 utility partners for site selection and economic development in 2017 by Site Selection Magazine.

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Stealth Trailers Opens Second Location in Marion

Bristol, Indiana based Stealth Trailers, announced September 20, 2017, it will occupy a 48,000 sq. ft. facility at 2703 W. 9th Street in Marion. The new facility will house complete trailer manufacturing operations. The company will begin hiring immediately and fully launch operations October 1, 2017.

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Cornerstone Alliance & Kinexus Partner for Dual Career Initiative

Cornerstone Alliance and Kinexus have developed a recruiting initiative that will work with "trailing" partners and spouses of newly hired talent who are also seeking employment in Southwest Michigan.

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Indiana Announces ‘Next Level Jobs’ Program

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and the new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, Blair Milo, rolled out Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative. The program will provide more than $20 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs.

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Trailer Hitch Manufacturer Seeks Tax Break for Expansion Plans

Pulliam Industries in Mishawaka will invest $2.5 million in 34,000 square foot expansion of manufacturing and research and development space.

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I&M Seeks Partner for Food & Beverage Strategy

Indiana Michigan Power Economic & Business Development team is seeking a qualified consulting partner to develop a food and beverage processing business development strategy. To request a copy of the RFP, contact Ashley Savieo ansavieo@aep.com or Shelley Klug slklug@aep.com.

All proposals are due on Monday, July 31, 2017

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Saving Energy Pays Huge Dividend for Inn at Harbor Shores

Benton Harbor, Michigan resort, the Inn at Harbor Shores, has taken advantage of the I&M energy efficient lighting program and will reap additional financial benefits beyond monthly energy savings.

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I&M and Cornerstone Alliance Partner to Increase Business Attraction and Expansion Efforts

Berrien County, Michigan, has completed a comprehensive study to identify key industrial and commercial sites that would be attractive to new and expanding industry.

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Bridgman Study Ramps Up Hotel Search

In a hotel study commissioned by the Greater Bridgman Area Chamber and supported by Indiana Michigan Power, consulting firm TS Worldwide, LLC found that the local and tourism markets can support a 65-80 room limited service hotel. A site along Red Arrow Highway and I-94 midway between Weko Beach and Dunes State Park would be a prime location.

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Faurecia Clean Mobility Selects AEP Certified Site

Faurecia Clean Mobility, a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems, plans to locate a new facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Airport Business Center site was recently certified as "shovel ready" through the AEP Quality Sites Program backed by McCallum Sweeney Consulting.
Faurecia will hire 144 and invest more than $4 million.

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