West-South Central


TX: Vitro Architectural Glass to Invest $55M, Add New Wichita Falls Facility

February 17, 2017

New 200,000-sq-ft facility to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater. more >>


TX: Midway Warehouses’ Industrial Warehouse in Sherman Nears Completion

February 7, 2017

New 60,00-sq-ft warehouse/manufacturing space features a 30-ft clear height at the center & office space in Midway Industrial Park. more >>


LA: Monsanto Breaks Ground on $975M St. Charles Parish Expansion

February 6, 2017

Co. to retain 645 jobs in Luling, add 450 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 540 new permanent jobs; generate 1,000 construction jobs. more >>


AR: Great Lakes Solutions Expands Operations in El Dorado

February 3, 2017

Specialty chemicals co. to open a new 11,000-sq-ft Pilot Plant at the co.’s South Plant facility in El Dorado, Arkansas. more >>


AR: Conifex to Invest $80M, Create 120 Jobs at Revitalized El Dorado Sawmill

February 1, 2017

Forestry & sawmilling co. modernizing & re-starting a state-of-the-art sawmill complex in El Dorado, AR, site of formerly owned by Georgia Pacific. 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 | December 7, 2016
Using Economic Data and Trends to Predict Trade Swings

By: Meredith Martino

Here's some real insight. AAPA helps shed light for site selectors on what data to pay attention to when making decisions for the future.   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>>


Logistics Article | December 6, 2016
Move It On Out: Locations Highlight their Logistics Options

By: Linda Dobel

An exclusive look at select U.S. locations to consider if getting your commodities and products smoothly to market is a top priority.   More>>


Ports Article | December 6, 2016
Ports: Portals to Business Prosperity and Economic Growth

By: Jennifer Alten

Get on board with knowledge of some of the nation's top ports that are moving vast amounts of our nation’s commodities and goods.   More>>


Louisiana Article | December 6, 2016
Louisiana: Igniting Interest in Manufacturing Jobs

By: John Bel Edwards

See how Louisiana has prepared for manufacturing companies desiring a prosperous business location that offers a tremendous workforce.   More>>