News Release > Entergy again named a top utility in economic development
Entergy again named a top utility in economic development
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For 16 consecutive years, Site Selection magazine has recognized Entergy Corporation as a top utility for economic growth in the communities we serve, which include some of the largest and most power-intensive industries in the United States. In 2022, Entergy Arkansas helped secure $3.6 billion in capital investments and create nearly 1,400 new jobs within the state of Arkansas.
“One of the important ways ‘We Power Life’ is to our help our state and communities be successful in economic development. That’s been our commitment for the past 110 years, and we look forward to many more years of helping our friends and neighbors across the Natural State grow and prosper,” said Laura Landreaux, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Arkansas.
Site Selection magazine determines each year’s honorees by assessing criteria including each utility’s job-creating infrastructure and facility investment trends, innovative programs and incentives for businesses and website tools and data.
Capital investments in Arkansas over the last 16 years represent a variety of industries and companies from around the world, including Big River Steel, Tractor Supply and Amazon. Entergy Arkansas developed and launched virtual tours of our certified Select Sites and produced high caliber videos and 360 degree aerials promoting the sites and continues to partner with the University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives in delivering training for local economic development professionals and elected officials This is just a sample of initiatives that demonstrate the scale and breadth of economic growth we have helped drive in our communities.
We understand that siting new or expanding industrial facilities can be a complex process, and our teams have built partnerships to enable economic development throughout our four-state service area. Site Selection magazine once again recognized Entergy for our extensive support of local economic development efforts. Our state-of-the-art site selection website, arkansassiteselection.com, empowers companies with the essential information they need to locate, expand and market their commercial and industrial properties within our state. The website currently features over 1,400 listings across our four-state region.
Since 2018, Entergy Corporation has delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities, philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy across our four-state region through the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
In 2022, Entergy Corporation reaffirmed our 2020 commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and we expect to reach 50% clean, carbon-free power generation capacity by 2030. We also anticipate 50% reduction of our carbon dioxide emissions rate by 2030.
Site Selection magazine’s profile of Entergy may be viewed in the September 2023 print issue and online.
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About Entergy Arkansas
Entergy Arkansas, LLC provides electricity to approximately 730,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 electric company. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. For the latest news from Entergy, visit the Newsroom.