Ports And Free Trade Zones Archives

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana


World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.

Remembering Ed Coene


A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

Hands-on training at Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. (Credit: Lubbock EDA.)

Low taxes, tort reform, a growing population and the availability of a skilled workforce are tough to beat when
the Lone Star State competes for new jobs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Game-Changer In The Heartland

The ADM logo is seen on a tanker truck which carries corn syrup at the ADM plant in Decatur.

The Midwest Inland Port ramp—ADM’s new intermodal freight shipping and receiving facility—puts Decatur front and center as a leading logistics hub. From the September/October 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Florida – Let The Sun Shine

Southwest view of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Photo: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.)

The recession of 2008 left Florida overcast economically for years. Looks like it may be time to break out the shades. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

Super-sized cranes, pictured above at PortMiami, are required to load and offload the huge containers that are carried by Post-Panamax ships into harbors that are deep enough to accommodate 50 feet of underwater clearance. (Photo: PortMiami.)

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013


Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.