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OH: Crocs to Open Second Distribution Center, to Add 400+ Jobs

July 6, 2020

Crocs is planning to build a second distribution center in Dayton, Ohio, next to its warehouse opened last year near the Dayton International... more >>


VA: Drake Extrusion To Expand Henry County Operation, Create 30 Jobs

June 23, 2020

Drake Extrusion Inc. will invest $6.9 million to expand its operation in Henry Count, creating 30 new jobs. more >>


IN: Ameri-Kart Expanding in Elkhart County, Creating 210 Jobs

June 8, 2020

Ameri-Kart plans to expand its Elkhart County manufacturing operations, consolidating its Michigan and Indiana plants and creating up to 210 new jobs... more >>


OH: Spartech's Paulding Plant to Hire 20, Ramp Up Plexiglass Production

June 2, 2020

With demand for clear barriers increasing during the Coronavirus, Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio, plant has swiftly pivoted to plexiglass. more >>



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Little Canoe Creek Mega Site

November 1, 2019

1100 acres designated as an Alabama Advantage Site. Largest site in North Alabama. more >>


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Wilkes County, North Carolina, Airpark

December 18, 2015

22 acres, shovel ready for aviation related business, paved taxiway, all utilities, 6,200’ runway with full instrument landing 24/7. more >>



ACMA Hosts Virtual Conference to Advance Composites Industry Recycling

June 8, 2020

On May 20 - 21, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) hosted its Composites Recycling Conference 2020 Online. more >>


OR: Innovative Recycling Demonstration Project Launches in Oregon

June 24, 2019

Responding to the urgent need to improve recycling rates, plastic and packaging makers launched a 60-day recycling demonstration project in Portland,... more >>


Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit

June 17, 2019

Business leaders and economic development officials from 79 global markets and 49 U.S. states and territories attended the recent SelectUSA... more >>


PLASTICS Releases Transportation Report, Explores Trends in the Sector

February 25, 2019

The Plastics Market Watch Report—Watching: Transportation highlights an increased demand for plastics in a number of modes of transportation. more >>


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Case Studies

blank Case study | May 24, 2016
Mississippi Works — and Delivers   

By: Juli Anne Patty

When it comes to agreement and cooperation on many fronts across the U.S. seeming to be impossible, one state is defying all odds in the name of... More>>


North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything Case study | December 31, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything   

By: Trade & Industry Development

Though it has roots as a retirement community, today the city of North Port, Florida, is anything but. Over the past 10 years, this thriving city in... More>>


Case study | February 29, 2008
Joplin, Missouri: Big City Life in Small Town Joplin   

By: Juli Anne Patty

It’s the endless American debate: big city or small town? Many people long for the ease and comfort of small town life, but business and career... More>>


Case study | October 31, 2007
Louisiana: Forging the Next Link   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

A more diverse economy – that is the perennial goal of any region. And the capital region of Louisiana is no exception. While Baton Rouge and the... More>>


White Papers

White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>


White Paper | May 24, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP's 2012 US Investment Monitor Shows Increased Investment in New Facilities and Jobs   

Companies continue to invest in the US economy and businesses show strong levels of investment in new and upgraded facilities, according to the 2012... 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>>


Articles

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Polymer Companies Appear to be Taking The Plastic Rubbish Problem Seriously

By: John Richardson

For many years, nobody knew much about the plastics business because it was sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. But...   More>>


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Preparing for a Dynamic Future: Location Strategies for the Plastics Industry

By: David Hickey

From manufacturing to processing, the American plastics industry has become a force from the national level down through to local communities. A...   More>>


blank Article | January 9, 2020
Growing Companies in the Composites Industry

By: Robin Parton Pate

The mission of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is defined as creating the foundation needed for U.S. manufacturing...   More>>


blank Article | August 22, 2019
Top Sites for Business Growth

By: Peter Francesconi

Every company has different needs when it comes to finding the perfect location—whether access to utilities and infrastructure is a priority, or...   More>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
2019 CiCi Awards: Community Impact

By: Peter Francesconi

A company’s decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing one can have a profound effect on a community. For the 14th annual CiCi Awards...   More>>