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TX: ENF Kyle Technology Breaks Ground on Facility in Kyle, to Hire at Least 45

January 28, 2020

South Korea-based ENF Kyle Technology, LLC, the region’s newest high-tech manufacturer, broke ground on its more than $45 million manufacturing... more >>


LA: Advanced Aero Announces New Aviation Facility, Creating 60 Jobs

January 17, 2020

Advanced Aero Services will launch an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at the Shreveport Regional Airport. more >>


LA: Ampirical to Build Corporate HQ near Covington, to Create 400 Jobs

January 10, 2020

Ampirical Solutions will build a 78,000-square-foot corporate headquarters near Covington, La., creating 400 new direct jobs. more >>


OK & NC: Love's Travel Stops to Open 40 New Bojangles' Restaurants

January 10, 2020

A franchise development agreement between Love's Travel Stops and Bojangles' will see 40 new Bojangles’ restaurants open inside Love’s locations. more >>


LA: AFCO Industries to Expand In Alexandria, Creating 16 Jobs

December 26, 2019

AFCO Industries will make a $3.62 million investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Alexandria, La. more >>


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LA: Governor Recognizes Mentor-Protégé Program Participants

September 25, 2019

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recognized the inaugural class of companies participating in Louisiana’s Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program. more >>


TX: Univ. Texas-San Antonio to Hold Coding Boot Camp Sept. 9

July 29, 2019

The University of Texas at San Antonio announced the launch of its first coding boot camp, in partnership with workforce accelerator Trilogy... more >>


LED FastStart Ranks No.1 In Workforce Training For 10th Straight Year

July 25, 2019

Landmark Louisiana LED FastStart program is best in nation for past decade; Louisiana also ranks high for foreign direct investment, and more. more >>


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>>


Articles

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Light Manufacturing Provides a Heavy Lift for Economic Development

By: Jennifer Alten

Light manufacturing’s impact throughout the U.S. is anything but featherweight. To attract and retain businesses in light manufacturing,...   More>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
Keys to Winning in the Corporate Real Estate Industry

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Rapid changes in how companies “do business” and market competition, extensive use of technology, and changing tenant and investor expectations...   More>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
2019 CiCi Awards: Community Impact

By: Peter Francesconi

A company’s decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing one can have a profound effect on a community. For the 14th annual CiCi Awards...   More>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
2019 CiCi Awards: Corporate Investment

By: Peter Francesconi

Investment by companies in the U.S. continues to be strong. The 15 Corporate Investment winners of Trade & Industry Development’s 2019 CiCi Awards...   More>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
The 2019 CiCi Awards

By: Peter Francesconi

Businesses shape our communities. They bring in revenue and they propel regions of our country forward, impacting residents in countless ways. Trade...   More>>



 


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