by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 12:00 am

The work being done at Southwest Power Pool impacts everyone.  SPP is one of the nation’s regional transmission organizations — an “air traffic controller” of the bulk power grid in the nine-state region it serves covering parts of the central and southwest U.S. It is among a handful of such organizations serving more than two-thirds of the U.S. population.

That kind of urgency might not seem to lend itself toward laid-back work environments. But Southwest Power Pool has provided the kind of atmosphere — physical and otherwise — that makes it easy to retain employees. Its efforts to accommodate employees, and its move last year into a $62 million headquarters campus in west Little Rock, have made Southwest Power Pool one of Arkansas Business’ 2013 Best Places to Work.

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