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OK: Expansion of Air Logistics Complex Could Mean 900 Jobs

August 4, 2020

The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex continues to positively impact Oklahoma’s economy. more >>


TX: TexAmericas Center Welcomes Lockheed Martin, New Jobs

July 31, 2020

TexAmericas Center says that Lockheed Martin will expand operations in support of a Public/Private Partnership contract with the Red River Army... more >>


TX: Armbrust American Hiring Over 60 Workers to Manage Growth

July 30, 2020

Following enormous demand for surgical masks, Armbrust American continues its growth at a rapid pace and is hiring a large number of factory... more >>


LA: SchoolMint to Move HQ to Lafayette, Creating 178 New Jobs

July 28, 2020

Education software company SchoolMint will consolidate its U.S. operations in Lafayette, Louisiana, including transferring its headquarters from San... more >>


OK: Boeing to Add to OKC Facility, Creating 300 Engineering Jobs

July 22, 2020

Boeing OKC started construction on a new high-bay addition at its facility, creating openings for more than 300 engineers. 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

blank Article | July 29, 2020
Arkansas is Ready for Business

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

In Arkansas, every business is essential. Arkansas is a business-friendly state with an abundance of resources to help businesses succeed,...   More>>


blank Article | March 18, 2020
Paths to Success

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s at the crossroads of major highways and rail lines, or along a waterway with easy access to a key port, or close to a major airport...   More>>


blank Article | March 18, 2020
Louisiana Hits New Heights

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

Louisiana’s industrial growth strikes a recurring theme, with strong performance in foreign direct investment. In the past decade, Louisiana is one...   More>>


blank Article | March 16, 2020
‘Made in Texas’ is a Powerful Brand

By: Governor Greg Abbott

The nation’s leading CEOs have consistently ranked Texas as the “Best State for Business” because of the Lone Star State’s pro-growth...   More>>


blank Article | March 16, 2020
Ports Move Goods - And the Economy

By: Jennifer Alten

Ports are responsible for more than moving goods. They are also major engines that drive the influx of business development, which in turn has a...   More>>