West-South Central


AR: Morrilton Packing Co. to Invest $2.1M, Hire 34 for Expanding Operations

December 12, 2017

Pork processor & wholesaler to add additional capacity for current & future products, including new line of snack sticks. more >>


TX: Cognizant Opens Tech & Service Delivery Center, Creating 1090 Jobs

December 4, 2017

Cognizant will in vest $8M, open a new regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas, in early 2018. more >>


AR: Advanced Marine Performance Launches New Brand, VEXUS™, in New Location

December 4, 2017

Legendary boatbuilder constructing 115,000-sq-ft mfg plant to produce aluminum & fiberglass fishing boats and custom-matched trailers. more >>


AR: OurPharma to Invest $31.3M, Open New Fayetteville Facility, Hire 124

November 28, 2017

Startup mfgr of generic medications locating a facility in Fayetteville, AR, to develop lower-cost alternatives to generic drugs. more >>


TX: Irby Construction Opens Lockhart Office & Warehouse to Support 200 Jobs

November 20, 2017

Transmission construction co. expanded to Lockhart, TX, SE of downtown Austin: 4,000 sq ft of office, 10,000 sq ft of warehouse. more >>


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Louisiana Economic Development

LED FastStart Tops Workforce Training Program Rankings for 8th Year

December 13, 2017

Since launching in 2008, LED FastStart® has raised the bar and elevated expectations for what a best-in-class workforce program should be. more >>


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>>



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blank Article | October 30, 2017
Designated Sites Save Site Selectors Time and Money

By: Linda Dobel

Designated industrial sites are coveted by many site selectors for all the amenities and conveniences they provide. Here are some top choices.   More>>


blank Article | October 27, 2017
Workforce Development Programs are Key to Economies that Work

By: Jennifer Alten

See what communities around the country are doing to set up their residents for successful employment.   More>>


blank Article | September 5, 2017
Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>


blank Article | September 5, 2017
Clean Industry Translates into Green for Businesses and Communities

By: Jennifer Alten

Get on the bandwagon: clean industry initiatives are a major business driver throughout the country. Prominent locations show you how.   More>>


blank Article | June 28, 2017
The Quest for the Prime Location: It just got easier

By: Linda Dobel

Search no further for top-drawer locations to include on your short list of sites for your new site location project, there are great ones here.   More>>