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VA: Xaloy To Return To Virginia, Reopen Pulaski Manufacturing Facility

July 29, 2021

Manufacturer to move bimetallic barrel manufacturing operation from Ohio back to Virginia and create 35 new jobs. more >>


WI: IRIS USA Expands Facility in Pleasant Prairie, Adding 90 Jobs

July 27, 2021

IRIS USA Inc., has expanded its facility in Pleasant Prairie–a $6.1 million project expected to create 90 jobs over the next three years. more >>


GA: Amcor Expanding Manufacturing to Bacon County, Creating 100 Jobs

July 2, 2021

InFlex, a subsidiary of Georgia-based plastics manufacturing leader Amcor, Inc., will invest nearly $8 million in expanding its operations to Bacon... more >>


WI: Nolato Contour Expands Operations in Baldwin, Creating 75 Jobs

June 28, 2021

Nolato Contour Inc. is expanding its facility in Baldwin – a $5 million project expected to create 75 jobs over the next three years. 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 >>



PLASTICS Creates Leadership Award for Outstanding Plastics Professionals

March 15, 2021

At its Annual Meeting this fall, the Plastics Industry Association will present its inaugural William R. Carteaux Leadership Award. more >>


WI: Wisconsin Researchers Lead Efforts to Improve Plastic Recycling

January 4, 2021

A team lead by University of Wisconsin scientists is working to cut down on massive plastic waste globally, and the efforts are gaining momentum. more >>


Plastics Industry Highly Supportive of EPA’s National Recycling Strategy

December 7, 2020

Members of the Plastics Association Leaders Group issued a supportive statement on EPA's request for input into its proposed national recycling... more >>


Trex Co. Partners with Retailers, Distribution Centers to Recycle Polyethylene Plastic

October 12, 2020

Trex Company is looking to help retailers, grocery stores and distribution centers responsibly dispose of their plastic waste. more >>



Louisiana Economic Development

A Perfect Fit: Plastics in Louisiana

March 12, 2021

Gifted with natural resources, Louisiana excels at producing one of the world’s most-essential manufactured materials: plastic. The state is also... 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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Site Selection Considerations for the Plastics Industry

By: David Hickey

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


blank Article | March 18, 2020
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>>


blank Article | March 18, 2020
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>>