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The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant.


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The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant.

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CGI Creating 400 New Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant.

Citadel Completions Investing $17.6M In Louisiana

The Southwest Louisiana project will result in more than 600 new direct and indirect jobs as the aerospace company establishes a facility to customize aircraft interiors.

Advanced Manufacturing: The Cobots Are Coming

Collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots), designed to work alongside human workers, are the next big thing in advanced manufacturing. More than 150,000 cobots will be in use by 2020, a number expected to exceed 700,000 by 2025.

Western Global Airlines Creating 170 Jobs In Louisiana

The cargo freight carrier will make a $3 million investment to establish its own aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport.

Tech Takeover: How Louisiana Has Become a Substantial Hub for Digital Development

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents Louisiana’s largest technology project to date; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline through historic higher education initiative.

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.

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

As cyber threats multiply at an exponential rate, an emerging cybersecurity sector tries to keep pace, with government agencies forming close alliances with world-class institutions of higher education.

Deep South Studios Is Louisiana’s First QEC Project

The Pelican State’s new Qualified Entertainment Company program targets sustainable entertainment jobs for content creators.

$20M Frigitek Facility To Be Built At TexAmericas Center

The $20 million cold storage facility at TexAmericas Center is the result of one-on-one meetings at Business Facilities LiveXchange, and will create at least 100 jobs.

Fuji Vegetable Oil Investing $70M In Louisiana Production Facility

The new specialty oils processing facility will result in 39 new direct jobs in Jefferson Parish, with the help of the LED FastStart workforce training program.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

$25M Water Management Research, Conference Center Opens In Louisiana

The elevated 34,000-square-foot facility combines global water management research with major conference space, co-working space and unprecedented public viewing of the Mississippi River.

DXC Technology To Create 2,000 Jobs In New Orleans

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents Louisiana’s largest technology project to date; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline through historic higher education initiative.

Logistics: No Drivers Needed

While it may take quite a few years before autonomous vehicles hit the road, much progress has been made in this technology that companies hope will have long-term logistical benefits.

Champion Home Builders Growing In Louisiana

The manufactured homes company’s expansion will result in a $1.3 million capital investment and 200 new jobs in Leesville, LA.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Texas Tall

The worst natural disaster in U.S. history has brought out the best of human nature in Greater Houston.

Foster Farms Investing $30M In Louisiana Poultry Plant Expansion

The new Foster Farms project will retain 1,092 existing jobs and create 50 new direct jobs in Farmerville, Union Parish.

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.

Austin, Charlotte, Denver Are Tops In BF’s Growth Chart

Austin, TX has been named the top metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Manufacturing Is Job One For Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan

Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan have been named the Top Manufacturing States in a new rankings category in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report; Louisiana is tops in Cybersecurity Growth Potential.

Texas Has Best Business Climate; Colorado Tops In Growth Potential

Texas is Business Facilities' top-ranked state for Best Business Climate and Colorado was named no. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in the magazine's 13th Annual Rankings Report.

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.

Smaller U.S. Cities Joining Technology Boom

Increasingly, tech firms are bypassing celebrated traditional locations in favor of cities which are not typically associated with the technology sector.

Plastipak Packaging Investing $15M In Central Louisiana

The rigid plastic container manufacturer will add up to seven new plastics production lines at its manufacturing facility in Pineville, LA.

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.

Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca

Coastal rebuilding projects are driving the growth of the water sector in Louisiana. The Pelican State aims to become the Silicon Valley of the global water industry.

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.

Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

Honeywell Dedicates $300M Mobile Refrigerants Facility In Louisiana

Over the past four years, Honeywell’s Louisiana expansions have created 118 new direct jobs and $915 million in new capital investment statewide.

Graphic Packaging, DHL Team Up For $274M Project In Northeast Louisiana

More than 800 jobs will be retained, 93 new ones created at the 1.27 million-square-foot converting/logistics center in Monroe, LA.

Louisiana Cat Expanding New Iberia Operations, Adding 60 Jobs

A new natural gas pipeline, installed with help from state, local and private partners, made the expansion possible.

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