A company’s decision to locate an economic development project or expand to a new site is one that is not made quickly or lightly.
Along the way, many groups work with the company to ensure it selects a suitable location. OPPD’s Economic Development team is one of these groups. Throughout the year, the team answers requests for proposals from businesses, with the aim of bringing new customers – and new jobs – to the utility’s service territory.
An economic development project has many phases and the selection process can last as long as one year or more. Below is an infographic that shows the life of a typical project.