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Economic Development

The economic success of businesses in SLEMCO's service area is very important to us.

SLEMCO makes special incentive electric rates available to job-creating industries moving into the area or to large industrial users planning to locate here. Industries in largely rural areas of SLEMCO's service territory that will employ local residents have special access to zero-interest economic development loans from the federal government through the Rural Utilities Service. Zero-interest loans can be made for up to $450,000 for qualifying businesses. SLEMCO is the local contact for these loans.

For prospective businesses and industries, SLEMCO offers fully-staffed, in-house engineering and operations departments. Load requirements are analyzed and new facilities, including new substations or transmission lines, are designed and constructed to meet the power needs of companies planning to locate within SLEMCO's service area. [Available industrial parks and commercial properties]

For electric service proposals and specific incentives for large commercial and industrial customers contact Jody Soileau, Economic Development Specialist, at 337-896-2511.