West-South Central


LA: Wanhua Selects Site for $1.25 Billion Chemical Complex

December 7, 2018

Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. will develop a $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex in the St. James Parish community of Convent. more >>


TX: Avellan Space Technology & Science to Ramp Up Satellite Production in Midland

December 7, 2018

Avellan Space Technology & Science begins building satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. more >>


LA: Manufacturer to Open New Facility in Minden, Create Up to 120 Jobs

November 30, 2018

Plans are to create 40 new jobs within the first year of operations in Minden and another 80 positions during the second year. more >>


CA: Bell to Partner with EPS to Help Build Uber Air Taxis

November 28, 2018

Bell added a key supplier to its air taxi program to help with the aircraft's energy storage capabilities, the Fort Worth manufacturer announced. more >>


LA: Japan-Based Fuji Vegetable Oil to Open Jefferson Parish Food Processing-Distribution Complex

November 21, 2018

Fuji Vegetable Oil Inc., owned by Fuji Oil Holdings of Japan, will develop a complex just West of New Orleans, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. 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 | 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>>



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Articles

blank Article | November 27, 2018
Ready to Roll: Designated and Certified Sites Get Businesses in Motion Fast

By: Linda Dobel

As the old saying goes, don’t let the grass grow under your feet. In other words, getting things going quickly is the best way to go. That’s...   More>>


blank Article | November 26, 2018
Workforce Development Programs Connect the Dots Between Companies and Employees

By: Jennifer Alten

What is workforce development? Workforce Central, a workforce development program in Pierce County Washington, offers a description that hits the...   More>>


blank Article | September 17, 2018
Hotspots and their Cool Business Attractions

By: Linda Dobel

It's important to examine what areas consider to be their most delightful qualities for livability to businesses and staffs. Its all here.   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
Clean is Gold: Clean industry initiatives are huge economic drivers throughout North America

By: Jennifer Alten

Sustainability, conservation and renewable energy are the name of the game throughout North America. See where it is happening up close.   More>>


blank Article | July 8, 2018
Prime Places for Business Prosperity

By: Linda Dobel

Every business aspires to find the best location for its prosperity. An exclusive glimpse into American sites that may be the perfect fit.   More>>