West-South Central


LA: Mauser to Invest $10M in Geismar Industrial Packaging Project, Add 75 Jobs

June 21, 2017

German global industrial packaging co. will operate a 40,000-sq-ft packaging & logistics facility on a 5-acre site in Talon Industrial Park in LA. more >>


OK: Broken Arrow Manufacturing Company, Alfa Laval, Set to Expand

June 21, 2017

Manufacturer of spiral & air-cooled heat exchanger ranges selected a parcel of land that will adjoin its existing facility to build a new facility. more >>


TX: Continental Hiring 100 in Seguin for Mfg, Logistics & Engineering

June 20, 2017

International technology co. looking for additional team members at its mfg location in Seguin, TX, where it's invested $113+M since 2012. more >>


LA: Select Comfort to Establish Contact Center in Jefferson Parish, Hire 225

June 19, 2017

Leader in the mattress industry will establish a technical support contact center in the Elmwood area of Jefferson Parish, LA. more >>


AR: Sterigenics Completes $16.8M Expansion to West Memphis Facility

June 15, 2017

Provider of contract sterilization, lab services, gamma technologies & medical isotopes triples sterilization capacity. more >>


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Case Studies

blank Case study | May 24, 2016
Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma: The City with a Plan Case study | April 30, 2012
Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma: The City with a Plan   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Creating a strategic plan for economic growth can be done in many ways. The new Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation is leading the... More>>


Case study | November 11, 2010
Southwest Louisiana Port Network   

By: Jennifer Alten

Flanking the western Gulf Coast and the Texas border, the five-parish region known as Southwest Louisiana is entrenched in the maritime industry. Six... More>>


Case study | December 31, 2007
Biotech in the Baton Rouge Area is AAAA Rated   

By: Trade & Industry Development

“Quality in, quality out” – that is a fitting motto for any region that hopes to create a leading biotech sector. The Baton Rouge area is well... More>>


White Papers

White Paper | September 24, 2013
Advanced Manufacturing in the American South: An Economic Analysis Supporting Regional Development   

MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) Provides "An Economic Analysis Supporting Regional Development" in the report "Advanced... More>>


White Paper | April 24, 2013
Bioscience Economic Development Report 2013   

Bioscience Economic Development Report 2013 highlights legislative priorities, best practices and return on investment. The Report shows the bio... More>>


White Paper | April 16, 2012
NAIOP: How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies   

Today's high oil and fuel prices are spurring companies to reevaluate their supply chains and distribution networks in a quest to find offsetting... 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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Articles

blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

It’s hard to capture the immeasurable impact businesses can have on a community, yet the CiCi Awards Community Impact category does just that.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
The Unique Aspects of Headquarters Projects

By: Lindsey Cannon

Whether you're in the thoes or just planning, you know a headquarters project is different from all others. Here are some crital pointers.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

What does corporate investment look like? For our 15 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment recipients, it means investing more than $11B.   More>>


blank Article | February 27, 2017
Arkansas: A Hidden Gem Charting New Courses

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

Long a leader in manufacturing, check out how Arkansas is broadening its horizons and charting a new course as it works to meet tech demands.   More>>


blank Article | February 24, 2017
Communities Where Businesses Flourish with the Fruits of the Land

By: Jennifer Alten

Take a look at exciting examples of successful agricultural businesses & food processing centers that have found a home across the country.   More>>