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US Sports Congress to Cater to Econ Development Pros at December Event

June 22, 2021

The US Sports Congress conference and tradeshow is adding events that cater to economic development professionals for its December conference. more >>


TX: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Maker to Open Arlington Plant, Hire 250

September 13, 2021

Wallbox will open its first U.S. factory in Arlington, Texas, to build alternating and direct current charging stations for the North American... more >>


TX: Latham & Watkins Opens New Office In Austin

September 10, 2021

Latham & Watkins LLP has opened a new office in Austin — a major hub for emerging companies, technology, life sciences, and private equity in Texas... more >>


TX: Primal Pet Group Breaks Ground on $31.6M Plant Expansion in Abilene

September 1, 2021

Primal Pet Group broke ground recently on its $31.6 million plant expansion, which will upgrade its manufacturing facility in Five Points Business... more >>


Schlotzsky's Restaurant Accelerates U.S. Growth in 2021

August 24, 2021

Restaurant chain Schlotzsky's says it's signed more than 75 deals in 2021 to develop new restaurants in New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and other U.S.... 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 >>


Louisiana’s aerospace industry, where the sky isn’t the limit

May 26, 2021

From crop dusters to space shuttles, Louisiana’s blue skies have hosted innovation and economic development since the early days of aviation. 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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Ready to Roll: Designated and Certified Sites Get Businesses Up to Speed Quickly

By: Tracey Schelmetic

While many companies still build to suit, more companies than ever before are choosing designated sites, or those that allow tenants to move in...   More>>


blank Article | June 28, 2021
Arkansas Never Shuts Its Doors on Businesses

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

After more than a year of COVID-19, Arkansas’ unemployment rate is returning to pre-pandemic levels, and it’s economy is emerging with a...   More>>


Who’s Who in Site Selection Article | June 28, 2021
Who’s Who- Economic Development Leadership

By: Tracey Schelmetic

In a country with its economy on the move, site selection professionals are a vital part of the economic pipeline. They assist at nearly all stages...   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>>