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The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.


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The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

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Latest: Making A Splash In South Louisiana - The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.

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The food processing sector is thriving in Vineland, a South Jersey gem that offers ease of access to key markets along the East Coast and in Canada.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Asian Markets Spur Exports Surge from Minnesota

More than $7 billion in goods were shipped from Minnesota to Asia in 2017, with shipments to Japan notching a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

California: There’s Good Karma In The Valley

Moreno Valley is booming in the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire, adding more than 8.4 million square feet of industrial space in the past two years.

New York: Niagara Falls Revitalization Moves Forward

Work has begun on Restore the Gorge, a $2.1-million project that augments Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $70-million revitalization of Niagara Falls State Park, aimed at strengthening the tourism industry in downtown Niagara Falls.

Greater Irvine Chamber Receives Presidential Award For Export Service

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jason Ford, Greater Houston Partnership

Greater Houston Partnership's VP of Regional Economic Development discusses his city's recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and opportunities for startups, foreign direct investment, and technology.

Formosa Investing $9.4B In Louisiana Manufacturing Complex

In two phases, the petrochemical company will build ethane crackers and downstream plants in St. James Parish that will create up to 1,200 new direct jobs.

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

Maverick Boat Group Plans Florida Manufacturing Facility

MBG is augmenting its manufacturing in Florida with 277,000 square feet of new production space in Fort Pierce that will be fully operational next summer.

Alabama’s 2017 Exports Set New Record

Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion last year, thanks in large part to increased overseas shipments of automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.

AHT Cooling Systems Growing In South Carolina

The custom refrigeration company will invest more than $5 million to expand its Charleston County, SC operations, resulting in more than 70 new jobs.

Georgia Ports See Surge In Private Investments, Record Cargo Volumes

Georgia ports achieved growth of 8.3 percent in total tonnage across all terminals during FY 2017. 

Minnesota: Exports Are Expanding In The Land Of The Lakes

Minnesota companies generated more than $19 billion in sales in 2016 from exports of agricultural, mining and manufacturing products.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

The five-parish area in SWLA is in the midst of a surge of more than $44 billion in mega-projects under construction.

Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

Home Goods Manufacturer Creating 200 Jobs In Georgia

Safavieh will invest $60 million in its new 1.1. million square foot Savannah, GA distribution facility.

The Sky’s The Limit In The Lone Star State

Low-cost land, a skilled workforce and “Restrained” government—with low taxes and minimal regulation—yield unrestrained growth in Texas.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Noranda Bauxite & Alumina Investing $35M In Louisiana

The company will expand and upgrade its St. James Parish alumina refinery, and also move its headquarters to the Gramercy facility, creating 65 new jobs.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

May / June 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 3)

The May / June 2017 issue features our annual tour of the locations that are leaders in logistics and distribution, ports and FTZs, LiveXchange 2017, biotech, tourism, and certified sites. Plus, what’s going on in Maryland, Louisiana, Nevada and Tennessee.

Logistics Leaders

The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end.

Kentucky: Air Supremacy In The Bluegrass State

With Amazon’s decision to put its $1.5-billion hub in Hebron, Kentucky is on the runway to establish itself as the global airfreight logistics leader.

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.

Walmart Investing $135M In Alabama Import Facility

The retail giant will open an import distribution facility and create 550 jobs at the Port of Mobile; is first to qualify for a new port credit to stimulate cargo traffic and job growth.

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.

Vacuum Power

China is poised to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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