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The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.


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The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

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Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Texas articles below.


September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

Leprino Foods To Invest $870M In Texas Cheese Manufacturing Plant

Mozzarella cheese maker will create 600 jobs in Lubbock, in one of the state’s largest private investments since inception of the Texas Enterprise Fund.

Ford Makes Massive Electric Vehicle Investment In Tennessee, Kentucky

Ford and SK Innovation will invest $11.4B and create 11,000 jobs in TN and KY to produce electric vehicles and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Plus, $90M will go to Texas for training.

Knauf Insulation Expands In Central Texas

The global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation will build a 600,000-square-foot production facility in McGregor, TX.

Bluebonnet Nutrition Creating 200 New Jobs In Texas

Bluebonnet is investing $18 million in its third Sugar Land location, while SAF celebrates its new 60,000 SF facility in Temple.

Wallbox Chooses Texas For First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The electric vehicle charging solutions provider's new facility is anticipated to create approximately 250 direct jobs in Arlington by 2030.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Eric Voyles, TexAmericas Center

Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center, discusses military site remediation, impact of COVID-19 on development, and low-cost, reliable electricity.

Abilene Lands Three Major Projects, Combined $76M Investment

Total incentives worth over $7 million for Project Tiger, Project Future Hope, and Project Double T will result in the retention and creation of more than 700 jobs in Abilene, TX.

Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps For Business

The migration of workers is not occurring in a vacuum. Available workforce is often the most important factor when companies make decisions about relocations—and where to put their corporate HQ.

Green Dot Corporation Relocating HQ To Texas

Green Dot will establish an Austin-based headquarters as it grows its tech workforce and embraces a “Work from Anywhere” model.

Quality of Life: Working Where It’s Great To Live

Take our quality of life tour and paddle your way through our showcase of locations that have it all: a live/work/play balance with lots of choices for the live and play parts.

Cedar Port: Largest U.S. Industrial Park, With The Best Infrastructure

TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park is the largest master-planned, rail-and-barge-served industrial park in the U.S., offering industry-leading access for distribution, manufacturing and terminal users.

EJ Lauren Creating 140 Jobs In Texas

California-based upholstery company EJ Lauren will open a manufacturing facility at the Majestic Fort Worth South Business Park in Fort Worth, TX.

Virginia Has Best Business Climate, Tech Talent Pipeline

Virginia has Best Business Climate, also tops in Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity Leaders; Texas leads new Semiconductors ranking in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

Nissei Relocating U.S. HQ To San Antonio

Nissei America, Inc. will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Anaheim, CA to its subsidiary Nissei Plastic Machinery America facility in San Antonio, TX.

Switch Picks Round Rock For Fifth Exascale Data Center Campus

Switch will build over 1.5 million square feet of Tier 5® data center space next to Dell Technologies’ global headquarters in Round Rock, TX.

Frito-Lay To Create 160 Jobs With Texas Plant Expansion

Snack manufacturer Frito-Lay will invest $200 million in its Rosenberg site, bringing total investment at the location to more than $330 million.

10 Ways Amarillo, TX Can Help Your Business Succeed

Whether you’re looking for lower taxes, higher education, first-rate incubators, generous incentives or a healthy work-life balance—Amarillo, TX has it all.

Lubbock Lands Over 500 Jobs, $11M In Investment

VXI Global Solutions, CEV Multimedia, Starnik Systems and SIMFLO have all opted to grow in Lubbock.

Industrial Parks: Purposefully Constructed For Business Success

With flexible lot sizes and competitive pricing, the Tomball Business & Technology Park offers a robust business climate, attracting a growing list of companies.

SmartAction Relocating Corporate HQ To Texas

Artificial intelligence software company SmartAction will move its headquarters from California to Fort Worth, bringing 81 jobs to Texas. 

NRG Energy Relocating Headquarters To Houston

Houston’s diverse workforce, along with the city’s commitment to its Climate Action Plan, were among the key factors driving NRG’s decision.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jeff Finkle, IEDC

Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, IEDC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and remote work on real estate and economic development, and more.

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