West-South Central


LA: Noranda Bauxite & Alumina to Invest $35M to Expand, Upgrade Facility

May 22, 2017

Company headquarters will move to Gramercy facility; project will create 65 new direct jobs in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana. more >>


TX: Hudson Products to Invest $6M to Relocate Mfg to Rosenberg, Hire 150

May 19, 2017

HVAC manufacturer relocating its Tulsa, OK-based manufacturing operation to the company’s HQ outside of Rosenberg, TX. more >>


LA: Honeywell Dedicates $300M Mobile Refrigerants Facility in Geismar

May 17, 2017

Products reducing global-warming impact drive Honeywell’s LA expansion that includes $915M in new investment projects statewide in past 4 years. more >>


AR: Shandong Ruyi Technology to Invest $410M to Rehab 1st U.S. Site, Hire 800

May 16, 2017

Shandong Province, China, headquartered co. to locate 1st U.S. facility in Forrest City, AR, to spin cotton into yarn for textile use. more >>


TX: LG Expands Training Academy for 1st U.S. Air Conditioning Systems Business

May 16, 2017

State-of-art new Academy in Dallas suburb of Farmer's Branch, TX, is nearly 3X the size of its previous facility, expanded to 15,000 sq ft. more >>


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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>>


White Paper | April 16, 2012
The Pew Center on States: Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth   

Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

It’s hard to capture the immeasurable impact businesses can have on a community, yet the CiCi Awards Community Impact category does just that.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
The Unique Aspects of Headquarters Projects

By: Lindsey Cannon

Whether you're in the thoes or just planning, you know a headquarters project is different from all others. Here are some crital pointers.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

What does corporate investment look like? For our 15 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment recipients, it means investing more than $11B.   More>>


blank Article | February 27, 2017
Arkansas: A Hidden Gem Charting New Courses

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

Long a leader in manufacturing, check out how Arkansas is broadening its horizons and charting a new course as it works to meet tech demands.   More>>


blank Article | February 24, 2017
Communities Where Businesses Flourish with the Fruits of the Land

By: Jennifer Alten

Take a look at exciting examples of successful agricultural businesses & food processing centers that have found a home across the country.   More>>