Site Selection Magazine has designated Kansas City, Missouri-based Evergy as a Top Utility in Economic Development. This means Evergy is in the upper 1 percent of all utility economic development teams in the U.S.
In 2020, Evergy committed $2.2 million to help agencies, communities and customers respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing its 2020 planned community giving to more than $8 million.
“We know our communities and customers are dealing with nearly unprecedented uncertainties due to this virus,” said Terry Bassham, Evergy President and CEO. “We are making the largest focused charitable commitment in our history. We’ve been serving these communities nearly 150 years, and we want to do our part to help them move forward.”
Evergy’s Hometown Economic Recovery Program focuses on efforts in Evergy communities in such areas as small business needs, business attraction and retention, and workforce training and development. In addition, Evergy provided the SizeUp economic development tool to help local communities develop and nurture new and expanding businesses.
Utility 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.