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As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.


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As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

Energizing Louisiana’s Future

Louisiana is ready to be the prime global hub for liquefied natural gas exports, and it’s aiming to be the national leader in cybersecurity.

Arkansas: Daisy And Gamo Put U.S. Headquarters In Rogers

The consolidated operation of these two well-known airgun lines will add 25 jobs over the next two years.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

Entrance to Hell

The war against climate change is over and we've all lost.

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

The Linde Group Investing $40M In Georgia Plant

The manufacturer and supplier of industrial gases will create 35 jobs at a new air separation plant in Adel, Cook County.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

Venture Global Investing $8.5B In Louisiana LNG Complex

The natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal will create 250 new jobs in Plaquemines Parish.

It’s a Gusher!

A mile beneath the surface of West Texas, there are 75 billion barrels of oil in Permian Basin shale deposits.

Icy Hot: The Race To Develop The Arctic Is Heating Up

Development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit route between Europe and Asia and the development of industrial, transport and tourist infrastructure.

Indorama Ventures To Invest $175M In Ethane Cracker Project Near Lake Charles, LA

Indorama Ventures will invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, LA.

Formosa Petrochemical Considers $9.4B Complex In Louisiana

With ethane crackers and downstream plants in two phases, Formosa Petrochemical Corp. would create up to 1,200 new direct jobs in St. James Parish, LA.

Brown & Root To Establish Corporate HQ In Baton Rouge

Brown & Root will establish its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the Brown & Root executive team moving from Houston.

Ill Wind

Cape Wind, planned as the nation's first offshore wind farm, appears to be dead in the water.

Legacy, Shmegacy

The momentum to address the impact of climate change hits a wall of ice.

Shintech Announces $1.4 Billion Ethylene Expansion In Iberville Parish, LA

Iberville Parish project comes after governor’s economic mission to Asia; will result in more than 750 new direct and indirect jobs and 2,100 new construction jobs.

Business Report: Louisiana – Matheson Tri-Gas Expands In Southwest Louisiana

The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.

Fuel for Growth

Pennsylvania's new governor wants the natural gas boom to power economic development efforts in the state.

Not So Hot

As Niagara Falls freezes to a trickle, the nation's scientists quietly reveal their plan to combat global warming.

Supersized, (Almost) Ready to Go

It's time to take a closer look at the economic bonanza that will result from the expanded Panama Canal.

Opportunity Missed

There was bold talk about tax reform in President Obama's speech, but not a word about the most important tax.

Empty Pipe Cinch

With oil prices collapsing, the no. 1 priority in Congress is to build a new oil pipeline.

Crystal Ball 2015

BF's interstellar drones go into the future and bring back next year's headlines.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce

Business is booming in Oklahoma, and the state's secretary of commerce explains how and why things are only going to get better.

Let Them Eat Crude

If your grocery runs out of Cheerios, blame North Dakota.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

SG Preston To Build New Plant In Lawrence County, OH

The SGP South Point facility will have total investment of $400 million, create 100 permanent jobs and be the world's largest purpose-built producer of renewable diesel upon completion, estimated to occur in 2017.

Yuhuang Chemical Announces Investment In Louisiana Methanol Project

First major Chinese foreign direct investment project in Louisiana will create 400 new direct jobs in St. James Parish and result in an estimated 2,700 total new jobs in the Southeast Region.

Packing and Leaving

New laws and public scrutiny are spurring a wave of relocations for some traditional industries.

More Jobs Than Workers

North Dakota is coming up with creative ideas to address its chronic workforce shortage.

Business Report: Oilfield Supplier Tejas Tubular Sets New Plant in Norfolk, NE

A new 350,000-square-foot steel products manufacturing facility will create more than 200 new jobs.

The Reckoning

Memo to climate change deniers: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Inexpensive Natural Gas Boost Manufacturing Jobs, Economy In U.S. Metro Areas

Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.

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