West-South Central


AR: Big River Steel to Invest $1.2B, Expand Flex Mill™

July 12, 2018

Scrap recycling & steel production co. investment will double capacity of technology-based steel mill and recycling facility. more >>


LA: Cortec to Invest $2.5M, Expand at Allen Facility, Add and Retain Jobs

July 12, 2018

Project will create new jobs to perform work previously done by out-of-state companies. more >>


TX: MAN Energy Solutions Breaks Ground for New Facility in Waller County

July 11, 2018

New branding & facility mark future growth; will provide repair services including reciprocating engines for marine propulsion & power gen. more >>


AR: Simmons Hosts Groundbreaking on New Benton County Facility

June 26, 2018

New facility will provide high-quality fresh and frozen chicken products to retail and restaurant customers. more >>


AR: Midwest Automation Custom Fabrication Chooses Fort Smith for Facility

June 21, 2018

Newly merged company creates 85 new jobs, $1.6 million investment. 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

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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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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>>


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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>>


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CiCi Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Want to see community transformations resulting from companies' location choices? Simply read the CiCi Community Impact Awards stories.   More>>


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CiCi Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Jaw-dropping: The 2018 Corporate Investment CiCi Awards represent commitment of nearly $22B in corporate investment. Here're the details.   More>>