Alliant receives economic development honor for 5th year running

Site Selector magazine announced for the fifth consecutive year that Alliant Energy has earned its Top Utility in Economic Development honor. The annual list recognizes the company for its contributions to local community development and job creation.

In its September issue, Site Selection credits Alliant Energy’s economic development team — in collaboration with local, regional, and state economic development partners in Iowa and Wisconsin — for delivering nearly $2.1 billion in new capital investment and creating more than 3,900 new jobs in 2022.

Alliant Energy is one of 20 companies nationally named to the list and the only one in Iowa and Wisconsin. In all, there are 3,300 utility companies, including 900 electric cooperatives, in the U.S.

The 2022 projects included 69 industrial wins across the 1,300-plus communities Alliant Energy serves. Businesses in food processing and ingredients accounted for nine projects and original equipment manufacturing accounted for 11.