In the four-page supplement which follows, TIME pictures four significant aspects of the South's fast-growing industrial economy: a booming industrial district, a modern port, a multimillion-dollar plant based on the natural resources of the area, and a mighty flood-control and hydroelectric project which will turn new factory wheels and light new homes. These pictures are typical of the industrial development that is going on throughout the region.

Accompanying the pictures is a map based on data compiled by the Southern Association of Science and Industry, which has just finished the first comprehensive survey ever made of Southern industry. The symbols on the...

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