Making the Connection to Midwest Markets
Ameren operating subsidiaries provide energy services to 2.4 million electric and 900,000 natural gas customers across 64,000 square miles in Illinois and Missouri. Ameren’s Economic Development Team provides comprehensive development services to companies seeking business location option(s). Our goal is to assist your location process and to help power your company’s business growth.
The world is changing and today’s companies must be flexible enough to embrace change as the next opportunity for growth. The two-state Ameren service area – including central and southern Illinois, central and eastern Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area – is uniquely positioned as a low-cost Midwest distribution hub.
The region offers access to a market population of nearly 78 million persons with above-average incomes within a day’s transport and unsurpassed infrastructure including access to all seven US/Canadian Class 1 railroads and proximity to 17 intermodal terminals. These regional strengths provide competitive advantages to the Wholesale Trade Sector, according to an independent analysis conducted by the site location firm BFPC, LLC and Modalgistics Supply Chain Solutions. The study concluded that selected business costs in the region range from 18% to 27% below the national average costs for Distribution Centers.
Even more relevant is the fact that these costs in most of Ameren’s territory are as much as 32% below certain competing locations in the Midwest with comparable access to the Chicago metro market.
As one of the Midwest’s largest investor-owned utilities, Ameren is your source for access to site location support. Ameren brings a breadth of knowledge and understanding of business location criteria, service area resources, and its ability to positively affect the long-term cost competitiveness of your business.
The following value-added development services are available to businesses considering a Midwest location:
At Ameren, we understand that growing companies must be agile, strategic in their business decisions and prudent in their investments. Site selection decisions must be absolutely on target. Ameren’s Economic Development team is focused on making connections throughout the bi-state region.
Built on a foundation of strong relationships and a common stake in sustainable community and regional development, we bring a unique mix of resources, access to data and contact networks.
Ameren is the ideal “First Stop” in the site search process for those looking for the right site, for the right value at the right time.
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St. Louis, MO 63166-6149