Economic Development

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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

Map of FirstEnergy Service Territory

Site Selection Services

Learn how our Economic Development staff can assist with all aspects of your business location, including:

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

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