West-South Central


LA: WestRock Co. to Enhance Ops at Hodge Paper Mill, Retain 400 Jobs

October 19, 2017

Co. to make improvements at containerboard paper mill in Hodge, LA, retain more than 400 existing jobs. more >>


OK: Advantage TerraFab to Invest $3.5M, Create 30 Jobs at New Site

October 18, 2017

Steel fabrication and finishing co. purchased a 55,000-sq-ft building within the Muskogee (OK) Industrial Park. more >>


LA: Champion Home Builders to Open Two Facilities, Create 200 Jobs

October 12, 2017

Co. to invest $1.3M to build manufactured homes in Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA, at two leased facilities. more >>


TX: Brakebush Chooses Greenville for New Facility for 500 Employees

October 10, 2017

Chicken processor will build a new 315,000-sq-ft processing plant in Greenville, TX’s Park West industrial park. more >>


LA: Select Comfort Dedicates New 225-Job Contact Center in Jefferson Parish

October 5, 2017

New technical support center occupies 28,000 sq ft at an office building in the Elmwood business corridor near New Orleans, Louisiana. 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>>



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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>>


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>>