Plastics


SC: QM Group to Expand Orangeburg County Operations, Create 37 New Jobs

February 21, 2019

The QM Group announced an expansion of its existing Orangeburg County plastic injection molding operations. more >>


SC: Ortec Expands Anderson County Operations, Creating 18 Jobs

February 18, 2019

Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, intends to invest $20 million and create approximately 18 new jobs in Anderson County. more >>


NM: Sterile Glove Manufacturer Coming to Navajo Reservation Area, Bringing 350 Jobs

February 4, 2019

A joint venture involving a South Korean company is expanding to Church Rock on the Navajo Reservation, bringing 350 jobs. more >>


NC: Era Polymers Corp. to Open Facility in Gaston County, Creating 20 New Jobs

January 25, 2019

Era Polymers Corporation will open its first industrial facility in the United States, creating 20 new jobs in Gaston County. 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 >>



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 >>


PLASTICS Releases Bioplastics Report, Calls for Research and Innovation

May 24, 2018

New U.S. consumer survey shows increased understanding and support for bioplastics in the marketplace. more >>


Reshoring Initiative 2016 Data Report

May 16, 2017

Reshoring exceeded offshoring in 2016: policy changes needed to maintain momentum says Reshoring Initiative’s 2016 Reshoring Report. more >>


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Case Studies

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

By: Juli Anne Patty

Seeking a harmonious environment for your business? Discover Mississippi where people believe building business is the best option. 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

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>>


blank Article | February 26, 2018
“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

By: Linda Dobel

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
Logistics, Plastics & Fabrication Projects: Testimony to Louisiana’s Appeal

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

Learn about the companies that have found great success in Louisiana and think how your business might proper there, too.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
Site Selection for the Dynamic Plastics Industry

By: David Hickey

Every business has a stake in the plastics industry: it plays a pivotal role in the American economy. There's a lot to learn here.   More>>