Plastics


LA: Formosa Plastics to Expand in Baton Rouge, Adding 80 Jobs

August 30, 2019

Formosa Plastics Corporation will invest $332 million to expand its production of polyvinyl chloride resin, or PVC. more >>


WI: Redline Plastics Expands in Manitowoc, to Create 44 Jobs

August 21, 2019

Redline Plastics is expanding its facility operations in Manitowoc, Wis.—a $12 million project expected to create 44 jobs over the next three years. more >>


MO: TTG Inc. Expanding in Higginsville, Adding 20 New Jobs

July 16, 2019

Trinity Technology Group (TTG Inc.) announced an investment of $7.25 million to expand its existing 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. more >>


LA: MCM Plastics To Complete $2.7 Million Expansion In Livingston Parish

May 9, 2019

MCM Plastics will make a more than $2.7 million capital investment in Livingston Parish to expand its plastics manufacturing operations in Holden. more >>



Little Canoe Creek Mega Site

January 28, 2019

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


Aerial

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 >>



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 >>


Plastics Machinery Shipments Up 4.1% in Q3 of 2018

January 7, 2019

The plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the third quarter according to the Plastics Industry Association. 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>>



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Articles

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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>>


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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>>


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Base of Operations: Finding the Best Location for a Corporate HQ

By: David Hickey

Location decisions require a strategic approach with attention placed on key factors specific to the project’s requirements. The decision should...   More>>


blank Article | January 31, 2019
Site Selection for the Vital Plastics Industry

By: David Hickey

When it comes to plastics, a lot of public attention tends to focus on single-use products, such as grocery bags and drinking straws, and the often...   More>>


blank Article | July 2, 2018
Light Manufacturing Packs a Punch in U.S. Economic Development

By: Jennifer Alten

Light manufacturing isn’t a lightweight when it comes to growing economies around the U.S. Take a look at how it's making a big impact.   More>>




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