TX: Reynolds Consumer Products to Invest $3.2M, Add 10 Jobs, Mfg Line

March 22, 2018

Investment will purchase equipment for new plastic film production line at co.'s Temple, TX, mfg plant, create 10 new positions. more >>

IN: Germany-Based ElringKlinger to Expand to Allen County, Add 150 Jobs

March 19, 2018

Mfgr & distributer of aluminum & plastic automotive parts to expand into NE Indiana, construct a 60,000-sq-ft shell building in Fort Wayne. more >>

IN: Berry Global to Invest $70M, Expand Mfg, Add 150 Jobs in Evansville

March 14, 2018

Producer of plastic packaging to add four new thermoforming lines at its manufacturing facility in downtown Evansville, IN. more >>

SC: United Tool and Mold to Invest $11.1M for New Pickens County Facility

March 14, 2018

Provider of new tooling projects, engineering changes & repair services for the plastics industry to build a 60,000-sq-ft facilty, its 4th in SE. more >>


Wilkes County, North Carolina, Airpark

December 18, 2015

22 acres, shovel ready for aviation related business, paved taxiway, all utilities, 6,200’ runway with full instrument landing 24/7. more >>

Reshoring Initiative 2016 Data Report

May 16, 2017

Reshoring exceeded offshoring in 2016: policy changes needed to maintain momentum says Reshoring Initiative’s 2016 Reshoring Report. more >>

PLASTICS Releases Plastic Bottles Report

April 5, 2017

Report, Plastic Bottles Today: Innovating to Reach Today’s Consumer, shows demand for plastic bottles continues to grow in U.S. more >>

Plastics Industry Association: Plastics Industry Adds Jobs, Outpaces Mfg as a Whole

February 16, 2017

U.S. plastics industry remains third-largest manufacturing sector overall, accounts for $418.4B in shipments & 954,000 workers in 2015. more >>

North American Plastics Alliance Celebrates 5 Years of Plastics Stewardship

October 28, 2016

Prior to 2011, the continent’s four leading plastics industry trade associations had no official forum where they could coordinate their efforts. more >>

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Case Studies

blank Case study | May 24, 2016
Mississippi Works — and Delivers   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Seeking a harmonious environment for your business? Discover Mississippi where people believe building business is the best option. More>>

North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything Case study | December 31, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything   

By: Trade & Industry Development

Though it has roots as a retirement community, today the city of North Port, Florida, is anything but. Over the past 10 years, this thriving city in... More>>

Case study | February 29, 2008
Joplin, Missouri: Big City Life in Small Town Joplin   

By: Juli Anne Patty

It’s the endless American debate: big city or small town? Many people long for the ease and comfort of small town life, but business and career... More>>

Case study | October 31, 2007
Louisiana: Forging the Next Link   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

A more diverse economy – that is the perennial goal of any region. And the capital region of Louisiana is no exception. While Baton Rouge and the... More>>

White Papers

White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>

White Paper | May 24, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP's 2012 US Investment Monitor Shows Increased Investment in New Facilities and Jobs   

Companies continue to invest in the US economy and businesses show strong levels of investment in new and upgraded facilities, according to the 2012... More>>

White Paper | April 16, 2012
The Pew Center on States: Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth   

Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence... More>>



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“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

By: Linda Dobel

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples.   More>>

blank Article | December 18, 2017
Logistics, Plastics & Fabrication Projects: Testimony to Louisiana’s Appeal

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

Learn about the companies that have found great success in Louisiana and think how your business might proper there, too.   More>>

blank Article | December 18, 2017
Site Selection for the Dynamic Plastics Industry

By: David Hickey

Every business has a stake in the plastics industry: it plays a pivotal role in the American economy. There's a lot to learn here.   More>>

blank Article | February 27, 2017
Idaho is Moving at the Speed of Business

By: Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Take a look at how Idaho’s economy is accelerating and attracting companies of all kinds that enjoy the ease of doing buiness in the state.   More>>

Plastics Article | December 6, 2016
Strategies for Today’s U.S. Plastics Industry Site Selection

By: David Hickey

Location strategy is critical in the plastics industry as the industry experiences changing trends. Here's what you need to know to thrive.   More>>