West-South Central


LA: Twistlock to Open Software Engineering Office, Create 43 Baton Rouge Jobs

April 26, 2018

Cybersecurity firm will operate at LSU Innovation Park; project to result in 43 new direct, indirect jobs. more >>


AR: Bank of the Ozarks to Construct 4th Operations Building, Add 133 Jobs

April 25, 2018

New ops building to add 36,761 sq ft of office space, 235 work spaces, innovative tech, emergency standby generating capacity, LED lighting. more >>


TX: DowDuPont to Invest $100M to Expand Mfg Capacity at Sabine River Works Plant in Orange County

April 10, 2018

Co. to expand mfg capacity, modernize facilities at the Sabine River Works plant in Orange County, TX, to support specialty materials growth. more >>


AR: BankLabs to Expand Little Rock FinTech Employment Ops, Hire 19

April 9, 2018

Provider of mobile technology products for financial institutions expands at The Little Rock Technology Park & Venture Center. more >>


TX: Connexions Loyalty to Expand Technology Footprint in Plano, Hire 70

April 6, 2018

Global full-service provider of loyalty programs expands its tech footprint in Plano, TX, adding 70 tech professionals by end of the year. more >>


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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 be. more >>


Case Studies

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>>


Case study | December 31, 2007
Biotech in the Baton Rouge Area is AAAA Rated   

By: Trade & Industry Development

“Quality in, quality out” – that is a fitting motto for any region that hopes to create a leading biotech sector. The Baton Rouge area is well... 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

blank Article | April 25, 2018
The 2018 CiCi Awards (Corporate Investment & Community Impact)

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover the power of businesses in the places they choose to locate & develop in the 2018 Corporate Investment and Community Impact Awards.   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2018
Guidance for Site Selectors in the Financial Services Industry

By: Bruce M. Hoch

Take a fresh look at the essentials for financial services location consultants contemplating expansion or relocation strategies.   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2018
Medical Device Site Selection Trends

By: Dennis J. Donovan

Feel the pulse: Medical devices are in a moderately strong growth period that'll result in robust levels of new & expanded manufacturing facilities.   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2018
Arkansas Breeds Globally Innovative Startup Biotech Companies

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas, a leader in manufacturing, reveals it's broadening its horizons & charting a new course to meet growing demands in science & technology.   More>>


blank Article | February 25, 2018
Communities that Take Agriculture & Food Production to the Next Level

By: Jennifer Alten

The industry focused on food & agricultural crop production is lucrative & thriving in communities around the country. Take a look at some examples.   More>>