Expansion and Retention of Existing Businesses

The expansion and retention of existing businesses is a very important component of economic development. NPPD will identify programs and resources available as well as provide technical assistance to existing businesses.

Resource Identification

Call NPPD’s Economic Development Team when you hear about an expansion, relocation, plant closing, or workforce reduction in your community. NPPD can facilitate meetings to help turn obstacles into opportunities. The Team is knowledgeable about the financial tools available to assist with the retention or expansion of existing employers.

Technical Assistance

NPPD’s Technical Solutions Team works with the Economic Development Team to provide valued, energy-related solutions that assist customers in managing their energy resources in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. The Team acts as a technical resource and trusted energy advisor by partnering with NPPD’s wholesale municipal, rural public power district, and PRO community customers. In doing so, they provide total energy solutions and support for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential energy needs.

Key energy solutions include:

  • Energy audits
  • Energy monitoring
  • Heating and air conditioning analysis
  • Lighting analysis
  • Demand side management analysis
  • Rate comparison/margin analysis
  • Power quality
  • Power factor recommendations
  • Distributed generation
  • Numerous other energy-related solutions

In addition to the extensive experience Technical Solutions Team members possess, the Team is further supported by membership in numerous technical and professional organizations that serve as resources to meet customers’ specific needs.