West-South Central


TX: Grocer H-E-B Opens Office and Tech Hub in Austin

August 15, 2019

San Antonio-based grocer H-E-B is opening a new 81,000-square-foot Eastside Tech Hub in Austin, Texas. more >>


TX: Orange Mud Moves HQ to Round Rock, Expands Warehouse Space

August 13, 2019

Orange Mud has moved its headquarters to Round Rock, TX. The company, formerly based in Colorado, also moved its warehouse operations to Texas. more >>


AR: Zekelman Industries to Build Mill, Add 75 Jobs in Blytheville

August 6, 2019

Zekelman Industries will build the world’s largest continuous ERW tube mill in Blytheville, Ark., adding 75 new employees. more >>


TX: Corpus Christi Area Chosen for New Steel Dynamics Mill, Creating 600 Jobs

July 23, 2019

Steel Dynamics Inc. announced that a site outside of Sinton, TX in the Corpus Christi region is the chosen location for its new $1.7 billion steel... more >>


LA: Hubig's Pies to Reopen New Orleans Facility, Creating 14 Jobs

July 19, 2019

Hubig’s Pies plans to relaunch production of its famous fruit pies with a $1.37 million capital investment in a Jefferson Parish manufacturing... more >>


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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>>


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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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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>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
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>>


blank Article | March 23, 2019
Arkansas Is Leading the Way in Blockchain Food Safety

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

From food safety to food insecurity, blockchain is revolutionizing the food and beverage industry, and no place is this more evident than in...   More>>




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