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TX: Eyewear Firm Moves Global HQ, Manufacturing, Distribution to Frisco

April 14, 2021

Wiley X, the protective eyewear brand, plans to move its operations from Livermore, CA to Frisco, TX. more >>


PGA Tour Superstores to Open Five New Stores, in NY, TX and VA

April 13, 2021

PGA Tour Superstore announced plans to open at least five new stores in 2021, in New York, Texas and Virginia. more >>


OK: Carter Wind Turbines to Locate to Lawton, to Hire 300 Employees

April 12, 2021

Carter Wind Turbines announces Lawton, Oklahoma as the site for their new wind energy company. more >>


TX: TexAmericas Center Announces 6,800 Additional Acres for Development

April 9, 2021

TexAmericas Center announced that thousands of acres have been successfully remediated to meet commercial and industrial standards. more >>


LA: Lineage Logistics to Expand at Port of New Orleans, Creating 50 Jobs

April 7, 2021

Lineage Logistics cold-storage investment of $42 million to support $1.6 billion state poultry industry and create 50 new jobs. more >>


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Louisiana Economic Development

A Perfect Fit: Plastics in Louisiana

March 12, 2021

Gifted with natural resources, Louisiana excels at producing one of the world’s most-essential manufactured materials: plastic. The state is also... more >>


Louisiana Economic Development

EdTech Firm Says Goodbye, Silicon Valley... Hello, Silicon Bayou.

January 7, 2021

EdTech company SchoolMint is taking advantage of Lafayette, La.’s business climate, assistance programs, workforce training and higher-ed... more >>



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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CiCi Awards 2021 Community Impact Awards

By: Tracey Schelmetic

A company’s decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing one can have a profound effect on a community, and it can go well beyond a...   More>>


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CiCi Awards 2021 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Tracey Schelmetic

While 2020 has certainly presented some challenges on the corporate investment front, many large projects continued apace, and the year is shaping up...   More>>


blank Article | April 7, 2021
Ports and Depots

By: Tracey Schelmetic

In 2020, the U.S. imported goods valued at $2.8 trillion from international trading partners and exported $2.1 trillion. These goods flowed through...   More>>


blank Article | January 5, 2021
Louisiana Fuses Energy Strengths into Climate Leadership

By: Gary Perilloux

In a year of rapid change, 2020 marked a watershed for clean energy and climate solutions in Louisiana. Private- and public-sector initiatives make...   More>>


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Texas: The New Home for HQs

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Texas continues to lead the nation in terms of job creation and economic activity. The Lone Star State’s strategic geographical location, diverse...   More>>