American Electric Power Ohio recently gifted a $4,000 local economic assistance program grant to the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development, according to a press release from the economic development office.
The funds will be used to help the office with its administration of the business retention and expansion program in Wyandot County.
“We very much appreciate the support of AEP Ohio for this project,” Wyandot County Office of Economic Development Director Greg Moon said. “This project will support our ongoing economic development efforts in Wyandot County.”
AEP Ohio’s local economic assistance program grants support projects that promote the retention and attraction of manufacturing jobs and investments. The company awards grants of as much as $10,000 for eligible projects.
“We are pleased to be able to provide financial support to help facilitate economic development projects that help to bring jobs and prosperity to local communities,” said Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio president and chief operating officer.
AEP Ohio has donated 165 grants totaling $403,875 through the program to support projects in communities and counties throughout the AEP Ohio service territory. In addition to Ohio, AEP Ohio also services the northern panhandle of West Virginia.