For the third year in a row, Site Selection Magazine has designated Ameren Corporation as a Top Utility in Economic Development. This means Ameren is in the upper 1 percent of all utility economic development teams in the U.S.
Ameren’s focus on delivering reliable and affordable energy drives economic growth in Missouri. Ameren Missouri’s economic development incentive has resulted in 26 announced projects in the region bringing more than $2.7 billion in new capital investment, according to the company.
“The Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan is making a difference for businesses looking to put down roots in Missouri or expand operations,” said Marty Lyons, Chairman and President of Ameren Missouri. “We continue to offer one of the most favorable economic development rates in the country. With this incentive, we have helped to bring 5,000 new direct jobs to Missouri while retaining an additional 4,200 jobs. These companies help to grow the communities we serve every day.”
This is the seventh time Ameren has earned the distinction, having previously been named to the list in 2007, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Energy companies from across the country were evaluated on many criteria, including the innovative programs and incentives they offer to attract and expand businesses and create new jobs. Check out the full list of Top Utilities in Economic Development here.