[2015 Top Site Selection Factors Ranking: #9]
Who cares about energy costs? Everyone, of course, but it’s only likely to be a major location consideration for such big energy users as manufacturing facilities and data centers. Energy availability and costs have held relatively steady in the location factor rankings generated by Area Development’s Corporate Surveys.
The most recent data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration ranks Georgia’s average price of industrial electricity use 1st lowest of the South Atlantic states and 2nd lowest of the Eastern US Coastal states.*
*US Energy Information Administration. Electric Power Monthly with Data for September 2016. p. 130. (November 2016.)