West-South Central


TX: Lonza Opens World’s Largest Dedicated Cell-and-Gene-Therapy Mfg Facility

October 16, 2018

The 300K-sq-ft facility to create 200 full-time staff in 2018, continue to recruit for world's largest dedicated cell-&-gene therapy mfg facility. more >>


TX: Endress+Hauser to Build Facility in Pearland's Kirby District for 110 Jobs

October 15, 2018

International automation solution company to build 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland, TX. more >>


AR: Nighthawk Custom Expands Gunsmith Facility in Berryville

October 10, 2018

Manufacturer of high-end firearms announced an expansion of its facility in Berryville, located in Carroll County, AR. more >>


LA: Joint Venture will Redevelop Avondale Shipyards Site in Jefferson Parish

October 5, 2018

Avondale Marine, a joint venture of T. Parker Host & Hilco Redevelopment Partners, to transform 254-acre site into global logistics hub. more >>


TX: Sterling Lumber Company’s Proposed $30M Lufkin Facility to Create 150 Jobs

October 2, 2018

New facility in Lufkin, TX, will create 150 jobs $30+M in investment for TerraLam® Cross-Laminated Timber mat mfg facility. 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 | 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

blank Article | September 17, 2018
Hotspots and their Cool Business Attractions

By: Linda Dobel

It's important to examine what areas consider to be their most delightful qualities for livability to businesses and staffs. Its all here.   More>>


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Clean is Gold: Clean industry initiatives are huge economic drivers throughout North America

By: Jennifer Alten

Sustainability, conservation and renewable energy are the name of the game throughout North America. See where it is happening up close.   More>>


blank Article | July 8, 2018
Prime Places for Business Prosperity

By: Linda Dobel

Every business aspires to find the best location for its prosperity. An exclusive glimpse into American sites that may be the perfect fit.   More>>


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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 | April 30, 2018
Current Perspectives on Corporate Real Estate Growth

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Trends in corporate real estate are determined by a wide range of factors. Don't miss the boat. Get to know what's most important right now.   More>>