West-South Central


LA: DXC Technology to Open New Orleans Digital Center, Hire 2,000

November 14, 2017

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents LA’s largest technology project; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline. more >>


AR: First Orion Selects North Little Rock Site for Global HQ, 200 Jobs

November 14, 2017

Provider of call transparency solutions' 60,000-sq-ft multi-story, multi-million-dollar global HQ be anchor tenant of future Argenta Plaza. more >>


TX: Chevron Phillips Chemical Starts U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project

November 13, 2017

Chevron Phillips Chemical celebrated the start-up of its world-scale polyethylene (PE) units in Old Ocean, Texas. more >>


AR: Jonesboro Unlimited to Open 1st U.S. Mfg Facility in Jonesboro

October 26, 2017

Chinese co. to hire 130 at new $20M steel production/heavy equipment mfg facility in Craighead Technology Park in Jonesboro, AR. more >>


TX: Nutribiotech USA to Invest $100M in DFW Expansion, Bring 1,600 Jobs

October 24, 2017

South Korean mfgr expanding U.S. ops in N. TX with Garland-based Nutribiotech USA bankrolling $100M into former Raytheon campus. 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>>



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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>>


blank Article | October 27, 2017
Workforce Development Programs are Key to Economies that Work

By: Jennifer Alten

See what communities around the country are doing to set up their residents for successful employment.   More>>


blank Article | September 5, 2017
Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>


blank Article | September 5, 2017
Clean Industry Translates into Green for Businesses and Communities

By: Jennifer Alten

Get on the bandwagon: clean industry initiatives are a major business driver throughout the country. Prominent locations show you how.   More>>


blank Article | June 28, 2017
The Quest for the Prime Location: It just got easier

By: Linda Dobel

Search no further for top-drawer locations to include on your short list of sites for your new site location project, there are great ones here.   More>>