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Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. They have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida. Their commercial business owns and operates diverse power generation assets in North America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Danielle Ruiz, Manager of Economic Development

Danielle Ruiz is the Senior Economic Development Manager at Duke Energy. She is responsible for the attraction and location of new business, as well as the retention and growth of existing companies to Duke Energy’s 35-county service area in Florida, with a focus on Tampa-St.Pete and North Florida markets. Ruiz provides direct support in the form of programs and services to state and local economic development leaders and assists in enhancing the overall package to prospective businesses seeking an opportunity for a new location, capital investment and job creation in our Florida communities.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Management/International Business from Clemson University.


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