West-South Central


LA: Louisiana Machinery Co. to Expand New Iberia Facility, Add 60 Jobs

April 28, 2017

Company rebuilds and services engines and related equipment for marine, oil and gas, industrial and utility companies at the Port of Iberia. more >>


TX: ExxonMobil & SABIC Select San Patricio County for $10B Plastics Mfg Facility

April 20, 2017

In joint venture project, ExxonMobil and SABIC will build a $10B, 600-job plastics mfg complex on 1,300 acres on the South TX Gulf Coast. more >>


AR: Pet Won Pet Products to Open New Facility in Danville, Hire 70

April 19, 2017

Taian City, Shandong Province, China-headquartered pet treat producer to open a 28,887-sq-ft facility formerly home to Petit Jean Poultry. more >>


TX: Hulu to Open HQ in San Antonio, Create 500+ Jobs

April 14, 2017

Co. doubles down on customer support, prepares to launch new live TV service & redesigned user interface at new Viewer Experience Operations HQ. more >>


LA: China-based Wanhua Chemical Group to Invest $1.12B, Create 170 Jobs

April 10, 2017

Co. to develop a chemical mfg complex that it's estimated will result in 945 new indirect jobs, for a total of 1,115 new jobs in the state of LA. 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 | 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>>


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>>