Alliant Energy named a "Top Utility in Economic Development"

Alliant Energy has been recognized as a “Top Utility in Economic Development” by Site Selection magazine. The magazine bases the ranking on corporate project investment, job creation figures and utility service area populations. In 2018, we had 49 new industrial, warehouse and office projects, $1.438 billion in new capital investment and 3,667 new jobs across Alliant Energy’s Iowa and Wisconsin service area.

“Over the last three years, we have invested in several certified industrial sites such as Big Cedar Industrial Center, Prairie View Industrial Center and Beaver Dam Commerce Park,” said John Larsen, Chairman, President and CEO at Alliant Energy. “Our teams have worked to raise our profile among site selectors and targeted industries nationally. This recognition showcases our progress in those efforts as we fuel growth for our customers and communities.”

Our peers also recognized by Site Selection include: Duke Energy, ComEd, Consumers Energy Company, Georgia Power and Tennessee Valley Authority.

Alliant Energy is focused on growing both existing and new customers. Energy is a big factor in the selection of a site and the energy solutions we provide impact high-dollar expansion and construction decisions for manufacturers.

“Being classified as a top utility by Site Selection shines a light on what we have to offer for executives of targeted industries. It places us in a different category with site selection consultants representing large industrial projects. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made and are already working hard to build on that success,” said Mark Seckman, Senior Business Attraction Manager.

Over the last several years, Alliant Energy has been investing more in economic development and increased marketing. This week the team launched a new website that delivers a creative, on brand professional experience to visitors showcasing our strengths in economic development. This doesn’t replace the existing page, but is an additional website that offers a competitive edge by providing more information to site selectors. Visit the new website at