West-South Central


TX: Bitmova to Open $8M, 56-Job Data Center in Temple

August 18, 2017

The data center will occupy an 11-acre tract of land in the Temple Industrial Park located in northwest Temple. more >>


AR: Lockheed Martin Invests $350M in Satellite Production Facility

August 17, 2017

The 266,000-sq-ft "Factory of the Future" will speed production and lower costs fo security and aerospace company. more >>


LA: Pin Oak Terminals Completes $600M Petroleum Liquids Storage Terminal

August 15, 2017

Announced in 9-15, project entails a $600M investment in storage terminals, docks, related infrastructure, 70 jobs, 81 indirect jobs. more >>


AR: Canada-based Custom Metal Mfgr, DBG, to Open U.S. HQ in Conway

August 7, 2017

Tier I & Tier II provider of custom metal products for heavy truck, automotive, agriculture & commercial industries to start ops immediately. more >>


AR: Simmons Foods Opens $30M, 78-New-Job Ingredient Production Facility

August 2, 2017

Producer of fresh & frozen meat ingredients for pet food manufacturers opened 72,000-sq-ft ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, AR. 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 | 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>>


blank Article | June 28, 2017
The Southeast is Cleared for Takeoff

By: John Longshore

Why did the Teal Group declare aerospace is the healthiest industrial segment of the world economy? And why the Southeast? Find out here.   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2017
Light Manufacturing is the Heavy Weight Champ throughout the U.S.

By: Jennifer Alten

See where businesses that specialize in light manufacturing have found skilled employees and are enjoying tremendous success.   More>>


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>>