Plastics


IN: German-Owned Mfg Co., American RENOLIT, Expanding in La Porte, Adding 30 Jobs

June 20, 2017

Manufacturer of high-quality plastic films investing more than $25M to expand and equip its current 220,000-sq-ft facility. more >>


NC: Borealis Compounds to Invest $15M in Taylorsville Facility, Create 37 Jobs

June 5, 2017

Austrian automotive plastics manufacturer is building a new plant in Taylorsville, NC. more >>


IA: Development Board Approves Awards Initiating $57M Capital Investments

April 26, 2017

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awards to help create 204 jobs, result in $57+M in new capital investment for Iowa. more >>


TX: ExxonMobil & SABIC Select San Patricio County for $10B Plastics Mfg Facility

April 20, 2017

In joint venture project, ExxonMobil and SABIC will build a $10B, 600-job plastics mfg complex on 1,300 acres on the South TX Gulf Coast. 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 >>



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 >>


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

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>>


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>>