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TX: Tyson Expands Vernon Bacon Processing Plant, Creating New 32 Jobs

January 15, 2021

Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $26 million to expand its Vernon, Texas, bacon processing plant to increase production of its Wright Brand Bacon. more >>


TX: 135-Acre ‘Farm’ Project to Spur Economic Development, Jobs in Allen

January 14, 2021

The Allen (Texas) Economic Development Corporation announced that JaRyCo’s 135-acre development, The Farm, is set to break ground in early 2021. more >>


LA: Gaming Company Keyword Studios Commits to New Orleans Office

January 6, 2021

Keyword Studios recently announced a $50M Acquisition of High Voltage Software, with offices in Hoffman Estate, Ill., and New Orleans, La. more >>


TX: Amazon to Open New Facilities in San Antonio Area, Adding 1,500 Jobs

December 30, 2020

Amazon intends to open two new fulfillment centers and a new delivery station in San Antonio, Texas. more >>


LA: Amazon Set to Open First Fulfillment Center in State, Creating 500+ Jobs

December 29, 2020

Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana, in the town of Carencro, creating over 500 new, full-time jobs. more >>


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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>>


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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>>


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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>>


blank Article | January 5, 2021
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>>


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Workforce and Quality of Life

By: Trade & Industry Development

One of the most critical factors a company needs to succeed is a location that will support the business, its workers, and their families. This...   More>>