West-South Central


U.S.: Apple to Invest $350B in U.S. Economy, Job Creation in Next Five Years

January 18, 2018

Combining new investments & its current pace of spending with domestic suppliers & mfgrs, direct contribution to economy to be $350B. more >>


TX: Rolls-Royce Secures New Jet Engine Test Facility in Fort Worth

January 16, 2018

Rolls-Royce signed a lease to take over the entire 440,000-sq-ft former Texas Aero Engine Services facility, of which the testbed is a part. more >>


TX: Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs in Gregg County

January 2, 2018

Co.’s new distribution center in Longview, TX, to serve approximately 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in TX & southeast. more >>


AR: Cooks BBQ Products Opens $1.4M Searcy County Mfg Facility, Hiring 45

January 2, 2018

Provider of eco-friendly premium natural coconut, hardwood, lump charcoals, flavored smoking chips, wood chunks & pellets opens. more >>


OK: Rock Falls Wind Project Complete in Blackwell; Kimberly-Clark Benefits

December 19, 2017

EDF Renewable Energy completed the Rock Falls Wind Project in Kay and Grant Counties, OK, a 154-megawatt project. 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

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>>


Case study | December 31, 2007
Biotech in the Baton Rouge Area is AAAA Rated   

By: Trade & Industry Development

“Quality in, quality out” – that is a fitting motto for any region that hopes to create a leading biotech sector. The Baton Rouge area is well... 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 | December 18, 2017
Industry Leadership

By: Linda Dobel

Want to feel like an elite insider in the economic development world? Here’s an exclusive invitation. This is a virtual Who's Who.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
The Lone Star State Sees Texas-Size Growth Companies Go Big in Texas

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Why is Texas consistently ranked as one of the best states in the nation for business? You will want to delve into this article to know.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
Logistics, Plastics & Fabrication Projects: Testimony to Louisiana’s Appeal

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

Learn about the companies that have found great success in Louisiana and think how your business might proper there, too.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
Providing a Bridge to the World: Ports Mean Business

By: Jennifer Alten

Get acquainted with some of the nation's great ports. They're responsible for products on shelves & a hum of our economic engine.   More>>


blank Article | October 30, 2017
Designated Sites Save Site Selectors Time and Money

By: Linda Dobel

Designated industrial sites are coveted by many site selectors for all the amenities and conveniences they provide. Here are some top choices.   More>>