West-South Central


LA: Arcosa Announces 149-Job Marine Project In St. Tammany Parish

April 12, 2019

Arcosa will make a $7.5 million capital investment and create 149 new direct jobs to reopen the idle barge manufacturing operations in Madisonville. more >>


AR: Coca-Cola Bottling Announces Expansion at Arkansas Facility

April 12, 2019

Coca-Cola Bottling will expand its West Memphis, Arkansas, production facility and transfer some 60 jobs to it, nearly doubling its current... more >>


TX: ENF Technology to Build $45 Million U.S. HQ, to Hire 45+

April 4, 2019

South Korea-based ENF Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of electronic materials to Samsung and the U.S. high-tech market, will build a $45... more >>


LA: LHC Group Breaks Ground on 500-Job Expansion of Home Office

April 4, 2019

Home health company LHC Group broke ground on the company’s $46 million Lafayette home office expansion, expected to create 500 direct new jobs in... more >>


AR: Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in NW Arkansas

April 3, 2019

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, is building a new operations center in... 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 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>>


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 | 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>>


blank Article | January 31, 2019
Reshaping Economic Development Policies from the Governor’s Office

By: Scott Neale

The 2018 elections caused a spirited debate on job creation, the economy and the direction our country will take to maintain economic prosperity....   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2019
Louisiana’s Next Growth Sector May Surprise You: Water Management

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

For Louisiana, going global is nothing new. The state leads the United States in per capita foreign direct investment, with over $60 billion...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2019
Texas: Unmatched Access To Key Business Drivers — With Freedom to Grow

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Texas offers unmatched access to the key drivers of business success—talent, markets and cost efficiencies—as well as the freedom to grow.   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2019
Delivery System

By: Jennifer Alten

Ports deliver vital goods and services to consumers and ship exports out the country. But they also go well beyond that—they create jobs and...   More>>