Economic and Community Development
Southern Company's financial performance is closely linked to the economic health and prosperity of the geographic locations and communities we serve. A growing economy means more jobs and a higher quality of life for the people in our region.
Southern Company’s economic development efforts have brought an average of 18,000 new jobs and $6 billion in capital investment each year for the last five years to the Southeastern U.S.
Community development goes beyond recruiting businesses to our service regions. We also work to get communities ready for commerce, which includes educating the work force. For example, Alabama Power Vice President of Charitable Giving, Myla Calhoun, serves on the Alabama Workforce Council, an advisory body comprised of educators and business executives that reviews potential policies, develops innovative educational workforce programming and works to foster collaboration between government, industry and educational institutions concerning matters related to workforce development in the state of Alabama.