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Strong Communities Alisa McDonald


Economic development with IBM


  • Encourage economic development in a tough economy
  • Help the communities we serve rebound from the recession


  • Help attract jobs to our service territories
  • Use our customer and community programs to strengthen the regions we serve



2009 and Early 2010 Highlights

  • Offered average retail electric rates in each of our five states that were below the national average
  • Worked to position each of our service areas as leaders in the low-carbon economy
  • Helped attract $1.17 billion in capital investment and 9,785 jobs
  • Contributed more than $28 million to our communities (includes contributions from The Duke Energy Foundation, Duke Energy Corporation, and its employees and retirees)