Plastics


MD: British Co., A-SAFE, Opens Doors to Distribution Facility in Elkridge

February 14, 2017

Polymer safety barrier mfgr unveiled its new 30,000-sq-ft distribution center with Howard County officials in Elkridge, Maryland. more >>


IA: Economic Development Board Awards Support $81+M in Capital Investments

January 24, 2017

IEDA board awarded direct financial assistance & tax benefits to 3 co.s for job creation & expansion projects, assisting in creating 535 jobs. more >>


MI: NORMA Group to Invest $1M, Expand Test & Product Development Labs

January 23, 2017

Engineered joining tech co. to expand test labs & product development facilities to develop lighter exhaust, powertrain & EV components. more >>


UT: Mueller Industries to Open Iron County Copper Mfg Site, Hire 125

January 18, 2017

A leading manufacturer in the copper and brass industries to build operations in Cedar City, Utah, dedicated primarily to copper tube products. more >>



Aerial

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 >>



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 >>


Plastics Industry: Customs Reauthorization Equals More Competitive Mfg Sector

February 15, 2016

The Senate reached a final agreement on the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644). more >>


SPI: Healthcare and Medical Device Industries Depend on Plastics for Future

October 21, 2015

SPI report: World’s aging population forms ‘perfect storm’ for increased demand on healthcare, medical devices and plastics. more >>


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>>


White Paper | March 8, 2012
When It Comes to Business Taxes, Location Matters   

Taxes are a big cost for many businesses, and vary widely based both on state and market sector. Now, for the first time, the Tax Foundation has... More>>



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Articles

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>>


blank Article | September 28, 2016
Kentucky - Momentum, Resources, Location Key to Vibrant Future for Kentucky Industry

By: Governor Matthew G. Bevin

Seeking to select a site in a state with economic momentum, moving in a positive direction toward the future? Then you need to discover Kentucky.   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Designated Sites Streamline Site Selection and Development

By: Linda Dobel

Site selectors, here's a great tip. Designated sites can be a tremendous to get you into your new business location faster, with fewer headaches.   More>>


blank Article | July 28, 2016
Pennsylvania: Energized for Business

By: Governor Tom Wolf

Did you know? Pennsylvania’s energy resources are creating new opportunities for companies seeking convenient, economical power sources.   More>>


blank Article | November 12, 2015
Site Selection Trends in the Plastics Industry

By: Woody Hydrick

Understanding how communities can position themselves to capture the incredible growth of the plastics industry is the reward of this article.   More>>