West-South Central


LA: West Calcasieu Port Receives $4.2M Grant for Infrastructure Improvements

October 11, 2019

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted a $4.2 million grant awarded recently to the West Calcasieu Port by the U.S. Department of Commerce. more >>


LA: Northshore Technical CC Partners With GNO Inc. for DOL Workforce Grant

October 10, 2019

Northshore Technical Community College has been awarded a $1.9 million Delta Regional Authority (DRA) grant by the US Department of Labor (DOL). more >>


LA: BBQGuys Announces Baton Rouge HQ Expansion, 50 New Jobs

September 26, 2019

BBQGuys will expand its online sales operation in Baton Rouge, adding 20 new positions. more >>


FL: Lockheed Wins $4.6 Billion NASA Contract for Orion Spacecraft

September 26, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $4.6 billion contract to build at least six Orion spacecraft to carry astronauts to the moon, Bloomberg reported. more >>


TX: Apple’s New Mac Pro to Be Assembled in Texas After Tariff Waiver

September 25, 2019

The next version of Apple's high-end Mac Pro computer will be assembled in Texas after the company received tariff waivers on key components. more >>


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LA: Governor Recognizes Mentor-Protégé Program Participants

September 25, 2019

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recognized the inaugural class of companies participating in Louisiana’s Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program. more >>


TX: Univ. Texas-San Antonio to Hold Coding Boot Camp Sept. 9

July 29, 2019

The University of Texas at San Antonio announced the launch of its first coding boot camp, in partnership with workforce accelerator Trilogy... more >>


LED FastStart Ranks No.1 In Workforce Training For 10th Straight Year

July 25, 2019

Landmark Louisiana LED FastStart program is best in nation for past decade; Louisiana also ranks high for foreign direct investment, and more. more >>


Louisiana Economic Development

LED FastStart Tops Workforce Training Program Rankings for 8th Year

December 13, 2017

Since launching in 2008, LED FastStart® has raised the bar and elevated expectations for what a best-in-class workforce program should look like.... more >>


Case Studies

blank Case study | April 30, 2018
The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce   

By: Jennifer Alten

Central Louisiana is thriving. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. More>>


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>>


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>>



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Articles

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Light Manufacturing Provides a Heavy Lift for Economic Development

By: Jennifer Alten

Light manufacturing’s impact throughout the U.S. is anything but featherweight. To attract and retain businesses in light manufacturing,...   More>>


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Keys to Winning in the Corporate Real Estate Industry

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Rapid changes in how companies “do business” and market competition, extensive use of technology, and changing tenant and investor expectations...   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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2019 CiCi Awards: Corporate Investment

By: Peter Francesconi

Investment by companies in the U.S. continues to be strong. The 15 Corporate Investment winners of Trade & Industry Development’s 2019 CiCi Awards...   More>>


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The 2019 CiCi Awards

By: Peter Francesconi

Businesses shape our communities. They bring in revenue and they propel regions of our country forward, impacting residents in countless ways. Trade...   More>>




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