Economic Development

                  For a New Business, Location is Everything

                  FirstEnergy’s Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland service territory stretches from the Ohio-Indiana border to the Atlantic shore, providing strategic access to Chicago, New York City and large population centers in the Midwest and Northeast. The corridor offers:

                  • Availability of highly skilled labor force
                  • Favorable tax structure
                  • Access to world-class educational institutions
                  • A diverse and low cost quality of life
                  • Ample electric and water
                  • Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population within 500 miles and an excellent transportation system
                  • Top telecommunications hub

                  Site Selection Services

                  FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric system. Learn how our Economic Development staff can assist with all aspects of your business location, including:

                  • Financing
                  • Permitting and regulations
                  • Site Data
                  • International trade opportunities
                  • Electricity, natural gas and energy management
                  • Mechanical and electrical contracting

                  View our brochure to learn more about our services.

                  Site Location Data

                  Demographic data and industry research for Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland.

                  Available Properties

                  LocationOne sites and buildings database — search on your project space and acreage requirements.

                  Electricity Costs

                  FirstEnergy provides expert help to get the best energy value that can make your choice a success.


                  Contact Information

                  For more information and to get started on your path to success, please contact us.

                  Mailing Address:
                  Economic Development Department
                  76 South Main Street
                  Akron, OH 44308



                  Last Modified: May 9, 2019