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.
Louisiana

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

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

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.
Texas State of the Year

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.
Adel Cook County GA

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 State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

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

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

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-Louisiana

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.
baton-rouge-louisiana

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.
Stephen Moret, Secretary, LED.

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.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.