ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTICIPANTS
LiveXchange Emerging Industries connects economic developers with site selectors in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings. The following economic development organizations will be participating at LiveXchange Emerging Industries. Check back as more EDOs come on board.
Located along the East Coast of the United States, Jacksonville is home to four Fortune 500 headquarters, thriving businesses and startups and waterways that inspire innovation and well-being.
With 1.9 million residents, the Jacksonville region is consistently named a supernova market by Urban Land Institute, designated for its sustained population and job growth; above average levels of economic diversity and white-collar employment; and strong investor appeal. Delivering the perfect combination of talent, infrastructure and available office and industrial space, the region is risk averse and not dependent on any one industry. Instead, Jacksonville offers a diverse industry mix due to its range of assets in environment, infrastructure, talent and education.
The region’s two deep-water ports, three major interstates – I-95, I-10 and I-75, four railroads, including two Class I lines, and an international airport system help Jacksonville rank as one of the best cities for logistics infrastructure according to Global Trade Magazine. The seven-county region, which includes Putnam County, also focuses on several other targeted growth industries, including: advanced manufacturing, financial services, life science and technology services.
Putnam County is in the hub of Northeast Florida! From a location standpoint, Putnam County offers the unparalleled opportunity to quickly reach major markets, 2 international airports and 20+ colleges and universities within hours. This makes it an excellent base of operations and ideal for companies managing the transportation of goods up and down the Southeastern United States.
Capitalizing on aggressive tax incentives, low business costs, a favorable business climate, and workforce, companies locating or expanding to Louisiana find unprecedented economic support and success.
When it comes to workforce training, no state does it better than Louisiana, offering unparalleled recruiting and training with the No.1 workforce training and talent attraction program in the U.S.13 years in a row. Providing customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and delivery for eligible, new or expanding companies— LED FastStart® is available at no cost to qualified companies.
Learn how Louisiana’s strength in traditional and new energy, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, agribusiness, digital media, life sciences and water management can help your company. With over $20 billion in new capital investments in both 2021 and 2022, the time is right to research how Louisiana can support your success.
Mississippi takes pride in being a land of doers–a place with talent and character. Need a diverse set of skills? We’ve got it. Low cost of doing business? Check. Quick and easy business setup? Opportunity abounds. As tricky as it may be to spell, Mississippi makes doing business simple. With less red tape and bureaucracy, companies know anything they need is right here in the Magnolia State. It’s how we stay so Mighty.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit iedc.in.gov.
U.S. Great Lakes
A dynamic transformation is taking place across Toledo and northwest Ohio and we invite you to meet with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) to learn about it and be a part of the new manufacturing and technology economy. The RGP is a regional economic development agency funded 100% by private business and is dedicated to creating wealth for individuals, companies, and communities. We serve the 17 counties in northwest Ohio; home to cities such as Toledo, Findlay, Lima, and Defiance. Our region boasts world class facilities such as CSX’s National Gateway Intermodal Yard, Norfolk Southern Railway’s second largest freight yard, the Toledo Seaport connected to the world via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the three most traveled interstates in America, and fabulous air service through both Detroit Metro Airport and Toledo Express Airport. Our region is home to the corporate headquarters of Marathon, Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Libbey Glass, and The Andersons, plus several research and development facilities in rubber, glass, solar, and life sciences.
These assets and our award-winning workforce have attracted advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, automotive, energy, technology, and logistics and distribution operations to our region where they continue to grow. Today, because of our water, energy, and fiber infrastructure our region is seeking to host data centers as well. If you are assisting or considering an investment in any of these areas, we would love the opportunity to learn more about your needs and see if northwest Ohio is a match for you. Simply put, the RGP team works to reduce your risk, lower your costs and increase your profits, and expedite your timelines.
U.S. Great Lakes
JobsOhio, Ohio’s unique private economic development corporation, acts as a catalyst for high-growth business investments and job creation that are helping propel the state’s ingenuity and ambitions forward. Founded 12 years ago, JobsOhio is a first-of-its-kind, state-authorized, nonprofit built with private stable financial resources, seasoned professionals with private sector expertise, a statewide network of economic development partners, and the long-term investment outlook needed to attract, retain, and expand businesses, payrolls, and career opportunities across the state.
Ohio’s thriving business landscape is not a product of pure chance. We make it our mission to invest in the state’s most valuable assets to ensure the long-term success of the companies, talent, and investors that come here from around the world. Our project-ready sites, modern logistics and distribution infrastructure, diverse urban ecosystems, cutting-edge Innovation Districts, and skilled workforce training and job-matching initiatives come coupled with an extensive array of loans and grants programs for enterprises and entrepreneurs eager to grow. Add one of the lowest costs of doing business in the nation with thriving communities and an unmatched quality of life, and you can understand why Ohio consistently ranks as one of the best states for business.
This fast-growing city of over 330,000 puts your operation in the heart of Southern Nevada’s dynamic tech corridor where innovation accelerates growth. Just a half-day’s drive from California ports, Henderson is a world away in pro-business ease, offering lower costs, reduced regulations and superior tax advantages in a state ranked #7 in the nation for tax climate by the national Tax Foundation.
Global leaders like Google, Amazon and Haas Automation are thriving in Henderson, supported by an aligned talent pipeline strengthened by public-private collaboration.
Also, with a quality of life praised by national publications such as Money Magazine and U.S.News, Henderson attracts young professionals seeking a satisfying work-life balance. Outdoor recreation is abundant here, and as an emerging pro-sports hub, the city is home to training and/or game venues for teams of the NFL, AHL, WNBA, IFL and NBA G League. Start or relocate your company in a city with the assets and competitive spirit to expedite your success.
Only 35-minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Ogden is a city of 85,000 within the larger Wasatch Front metropolitan area that extends between Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo.Ogden is Northern Utah’s regional center for employment, education, healthcare, and government. The community offers access to all the advantages of a major metropolitan area, while maintaining an affordable cost of business and living, high quality of life, and unparalleled access to the outdoors.Key industry clusters are aerospace and advanced manufacturing, outdoor products, life sciences, and information technology.
Northern Utah Economic Alliance (NUEA) is a joint economic development venture between Davis and Weber Counties, the two most populated counties (635,000 pop.) north of the state capital, Salt Lake City. NUEA promotes, expands, and creates job growth, and increases capital investment in northern Utah. Existing assets and distinctive resources of this region include: proximity to robust transportation systems, a central distribution hub, higher education opportunities, a young, well-educated workforce, an amazing array of outdoor recreational opportunities, and communities that provide a high quality of life.
The City of Maricopa, located in Pinal County, just 35 minutes south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, exists as an affordable, diverse community that offers an amazing small town feel with urbanized benefits.Moreover, the city’s pro-business climate with simplified approval and permitting processes showcase the community’s dedication as a young, vibrant, smart city whose enthusiasm can only be superseded by the heart of the community itself.
This untapped, desert gem, is home to the new Exceptional Health Community Hospital, the upcoming S3 Biotech
medical and innovation campus, as well as numerous businesses that make up the city’s “Adventure Corridor” including Arizona Soaring, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, APEX Motor Club, Sky Dive Phoenix, and the long-awaited, world-class Phx Surf and waterpark oasis, with construction slated to begin next year.
So, if you’re looking for incredible value, speed to market, a highly skilled, diverse, and educated workforce, housing and land availability, market access and an incredible location with an unparalleled quality of life, look no further than Maricopa, Arizona.Come build a city with us!
The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce has been the professional organization that the City of Killeen has contracted with for economic development services since 1987. The Killeen Chamber has always provided services to businesses important to economic development. Thriving businesses that create jobs to partnering in developing a city that provides a Quality of Place to ensuring Fort Cavazos (previously known as Fort Hood) remains a sustainable installation are just a few examples of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce's influence on a community "Where Freedom Grows".
Temple, Texas is your strategic business destination on the vibrant I-35 corridor. Just 45 minutes north of Austin, Temple offers a prime location at the crossroads of I-35 and the upcoming I-14, making it the perfect place to establish or expand your operations. With 1,600 acres of ready-to-develop land, Temple is your gateway to growth and success.
- Exceptional Value: Temple offers exceptional value with no state income tax and a business-friendly environment with attractive incentive programs. This unique advantage empowers businesses to thrive, enabling significant savings on land, real estate, and utilities while benefiting from Texas' advantageous tax policies.
- Dynamic Workforce: With a rapidly growing regional population of 450,000 residents, Temple attracts diverse talent, from savvy college graduates to highly skilled military veterans and technical experts.
- Healthcare Excellence: Benefit from world-class healthcare anchored by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, right at your fingertips in the Temple Medical and Education District.
- City Renaissance: Over the last decade, over $2 billion in private investments have revitalized Temple. Ongoing projects are enhancing hospitality, amenities, transportation, and downtown, with $366 million dedicated to quality-of-life improvements.
Join us in Temple, where opportunities flourish, and a bright future awaits your business.
Pflugerville, a thriving and vibrant city with a population exceeding 74,000, is currently experiencing an extraordinary surge in growth and is widely acknowledged as one of the fastest expanding cities in the nation. Its strategic location, nestled near downtown Austin in the highly sought-after Central Texas region, only adds to its allure. Not only is Pflugerville a magnet for major ventures like Amazon, but it is also ideally positioned on SH 130, surrounded by renowned developments such as Tesla and two Samsung facilities.
Ranked the 3rd best industrial park in the USA, TexAmericas Center offers certified shovel-ready greenfield sites, Build-To-Suit options for lease, lease-with-option-to-purchase or purchase, 12,000 development ready acres, over 3.5MSF of existing manufacturing, warehouse, storage, and office space. As well, the organization provides in-house 3PL & Rail logistics services, access to federal, state and local incentives, and access to project financing.
Located on the Texas-side of the Texarkana MSA, TexAmericas Center, a State of Texas special purpose district called a local redevelopment authority, we offer: 38-miles of owned rail; interstate access; reliability, favorable costs, and excess industrial capacity for all infrastructure; abundant and available human resources; and, the Texas business climate and culture which understands, appreciates, and encourages business growth. Focused on Speed-to-Market and Speed-to-Profit, TexAmericas Center is a quasi-governmental organization that functions like a unique combination of municipal government, regional economic development organization, and private sector industrial real estate development & management company that also offers value-added logistics, financing, and incentive services.
Best-Fit Industries: Alternative Energy (Creation & Equipment Manufacturing); Automotive (On & Off Road), Rail, & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; Data Centers; Defense (Small Arms, Ammunition, Weapons Systems & Tactic Wheeled Vehicles); E-Commerce; Electronics; Food & Beverage Processing; Forestry, Paper & Wood Products Manufacturing; Fulfillment; Mining; Industrial Machinery, Oil & Gas Equipment Manufacturing; Pharmaceuticals & Supplements; Plastics & Rubber Manufacturing; Recycling; Transload and Third-Party Logistics; and Wholesale Trade.