West-South Central


LA: Grant Paves Way for Unmanned Aircraft Center, Creating 150 Jobs

June 20, 2019

A $1.35 million airport infrastructure grant from the the U.S. EDA will help establish a Large-Unmanned Aircraft System center in Louisiana. more >>


AR: Lockheed Martin to Invest $142M, Create 326 Jobs in Camden

June 18, 2019

Lockheed Martin is expanding its center of excellence in Camden, Ark., investing $142 million and creating 326 jobs. more >>


LA: Lacassine Operating to Build Catalyst Blending Plant, Add 40 Jobs

June 5, 2019

Lacassine Operating Company will invest $12.5 million to construct a catalyst blending plant in Lacassine, Louisiana. more >>


LA: $20M Rail Project Announced for Port of Greater Baton Rouge

June 3, 2019

Louisiana capital outlay funds will help complete a $20 million rail project at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge in West Baton Rouge Parish. more >>


AR: Garment Company to Increase Investment, Hire 240 More

June 3, 2019

The Tian Yuan Garments company in Little Rock will increase its initial investment by another $10 million and is on track to hire 240 more full-time... 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 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>>



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Articles

blank Article | June 14, 2019
2019 CiCi Awards: Community Impact

By: Peter Francesconi

A company’s decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing one can have a profound effect on a community. For the 14th annual CiCi Awards...   More>>


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2019 CiCi Awards: Corporate Investment

By: Peter Francesconi

Investment by companies in the U.S. continues to be strong. The 15 Corporate Investment winners of Trade & Industry Development’s 2019 CiCi Awards...   More>>


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The 2019 CiCi Awards

By: Peter Francesconi

Businesses shape our communities. They bring in revenue and they propel regions of our country forward, impacting residents in countless ways. Trade...   More>>


blank Article | June 14, 2019
Keys to Winning in the Corporate Real Estate Industry

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Rapid changes in how companies “do business” and market competition, extensive use of technology, and changing tenant and investor expectations...   More>>


blank Article | March 23, 2019
Arkansas Is Leading the Way in Blockchain Food Safety

By: Governor Asa Hutchinson

From food safety to food insecurity, blockchain is revolutionizing the food and beverage industry, and no place is this more evident than in...   More>>




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