West-South Central


TX: Tavant to Hire 300 People in the U.S. in 2017 -- Opens a Dallas Office

March 23, 2017

Digital solutions co. opened its 2nd U.S. development & innovation center in Dallas, TX; plans to add 300 employees across the U.S. more >>


AR: Bayer Opens New $6M Soybean Breeding Facility in Marion

March 17, 2017

New AR facility expands development of Credenz soybean, part of co’s plan to invest $1B in U.S. in new facilities and capital expansion. more >>


TX: CaptureRx Selects Downtown San Antonio for Expansion

March 16, 2017

Healthcare IT co. to expand corporate HQ in the historic Kress Building, nestled within San Antonio’s Downtown Tech District. more >>


TX & LA: ExxonMobil Plans Investments of $20B to Expand Mfg, Hire 45,000

March 7, 2017

The largest publicly traded international oil & gas co. expanding its mfg capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast over a 10-year period. more >>


OK: Vallourec to Add 100+ New Employees in Muskogee

February 28, 2017

Company that operates a heat treatment, threading and finishing operation for seamless steel pipe to add jobs, increase production. 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>>