West-South Central


TX: Merck to Invest $20M, Create 600 Jobs & IT Hub in Austin

July 20, 2017

Global biopharmaceutical co. is locating its newest IT Hub in Austin, TX. more >>


LA: Noranda Bauxite & Alumina to Invest $35M to Expand, Create 65 Jobs

July 14, 2017

Noranda to expand, upgrade its St. James Parish alumina refinery with $35M investment within The Port of South Louisiana district. more >>


TX: GM's New Arlington Supplier Park to Create 850 Jobs, Efficiency

June 23, 2017

New Arlington, Texas, automotive logistics center expected to house up to 1,250 employees in two mfg & warehouse buildings. more >>


LA: Mauser to Invest $10M in Geismar Industrial Packaging Project, Add 75 Jobs

June 21, 2017

German global industrial packaging co. will operate a 40,000-sq-ft packaging & logistics facility on a 5-acre site in Talon Industrial Park in LA. more >>


OK: Broken Arrow Manufacturing Company, Alfa Laval, Set to Expand

June 21, 2017

Manufacturer of spiral & air-cooled heat exchanger ranges selected a parcel of land that will adjoin its existing facility to build a new facility. more >>


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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>>


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 | June 28, 2017
The Quest for the Prime Location: It just got easier

By: Linda Dobel

Search no further for top-drawer locations to include on your short list of sites for your new site location project, there are great ones here.   More>>


blank Article | June 28, 2017
The Southeast is Cleared for Takeoff

By: John Longshore

Why did the Teal Group declare aerospace is the healthiest industrial segment of the world economy? And why the Southeast? Find out here.   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2017
Light Manufacturing is the Heavy Weight Champ throughout the U.S.

By: Jennifer Alten

See where businesses that specialize in light manufacturing have found skilled employees and are enjoying tremendous success.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

It’s hard to capture the immeasurable impact businesses can have on a community, yet the CiCi Awards Community Impact category does just that.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
The Unique Aspects of Headquarters Projects

By: Lindsey Cannon

Whether you're in the thoes or just planning, you know a headquarters project is different from all others. Here are some crital pointers.   More>>