West-South Central


LA: Aggreko to Invest $1.5M to Expand New Iberia Ops with 30 New Jobs

June 19, 2018

Global supplier of temporary energy solutions to retain 265 jobs, hire 30 with $1.5 million capital investment. more >>


TX: Crow Holdings Industrial in Houston Breaks Ground on Industrial Project

June 14, 2018

Project Victory Commerce Center to have state-of-the-art features: 32' clear height, 185' truck aprons, ample parking & outside storage. more >>


OK: Amazon to Expand with Tulsa Fulfillment Center, 1,500 Jobs

June 12, 2018

Ecommerce giant to construct a new facility for distrbution in Tulsa, Okalahoma, and jobs for 1,500. more >>


LA: Accurent to Open Tech Center in New Orleans, Hire 350

June 11, 2018

Tech center opens by specialist in software & IT products that enhance facilities management functions. more >>


TX: CORE West to Relocate HQ from Phoenix to Frisco, Add 97 Jobs

June 8, 2018

General contractor, construction management co., to construct a new HQ building & training facility with relocation from AZ to TX. 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

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The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce   

By: Jennifer Alten

Central Louisiana is thriving. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. More>>


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>>


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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Articles

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Current Perspectives on Corporate Real Estate Growth

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Trends in corporate real estate are determined by a wide range of factors. Don't miss the boat. Get to know what's most important right now.   More>>


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CiCi Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Want to see community transformations resulting from companies' location choices? Simply read the CiCi Community Impact Awards stories.   More>>


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CiCi Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Jaw-dropping: The 2018 Corporate Investment CiCi Awards represent commitment of nearly $22B in corporate investment. Here're the details.   More>>


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The 2018 CiCi Awards (Corporate Investment & Community Impact)

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover the power of businesses in the places they choose to locate & develop in the 2018 Corporate Investment and Community Impact Awards.   More>>


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Guidance for Site Selectors in the Financial Services Industry

By: Bruce M. Hoch

Take a fresh look at the essentials for financial services location professionals contemplating expansion or relocation strategies.   More>>