News | March 2016

CGI is excited to announce an initiative to collect electronics from local businesses and individuals. CGI is encouraging the collection of electronics that are no longer being used (from the list below) and contributing them to the recycling initiative. All materials collected will be 100% recycled for parts, with nothing going to a landfill. Collection will conclude during Earth Week (April 18-22).

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DateFriday, April 15, 2016
Time1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location1121 S. Hugh Wallis Road, Lafayette, La.
Cost: $500.00

One Acadiana (1A) is advancing a set of legislative priorities, developed through its policy committees and adopted by its Board of Directors. These priorities build on the “Priorities for a Better Acadiana” and reflect Louisiana's urgent need for fiscal stability and sustainability. Achieving success on these priorities will require leadership and commitment from our State government leaders and strong collaboration with partners across Louisiana.

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One Acadiana is advancing a set of legislative priorities, developed through its policy committees and adopted by its Board of Directors.
The priorities build on the “Priorities for a Better Acadiana” and reflect Louisiana’s urgent need for fiscal stability and sustainability, a One Acadiana news release stated.
Achieving success on these priorities will require leadership and commitment from state government leaders and strong collaboration with partners across Louisiana, the news release stated.

Regional economic development group One Acadiana and the Crowley Chamber of Commerce announced in mid-March that a 536-acre site has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development certified-sites program.

Alex Lazard knows having a voice means having the courage to speak up. And thanks to One Acadiana, voices from Destiny of Faith Church are being amplified across efforts to revitalize Lafayette’s Evangeline Thruway corridor. Because when we work as one, we can impact the place we call home. Become a member of One Acadiana today, and connect with more change-makers working to take Acadiana’s business community to the next level. To join us, click here.

Alex Lazard is empowering real people to make a very real impact on the community.

The Louisiana Legislature should consider revising the state's tax system, including increasing personal income taxes, to solve the state's fiscal crisis on a long-term basis, a panel of experts said Monday at the Acadiana Press Club's Newsmakers Forum.

BBR Creative is hosting its Second Annual Hygiene for Humanity Donation Drive to collect toiletries and other supplies for the Stella Maris Center, a program of Catholic Services of Acadiana, from March 15 to April 15. Stella Maris Center provides laundry and shower facilities to people experiencing homelessness, giving them the gift of a fresh start.

When someone is looking for a place in Louisiana to live, work or open a business, why not Acadiana? One Acadiana is striving to make that not a question, but rather make the nine-parish region a driving economic force, for the state and beyond.

The organization celebrated its first year of that mission March 2 during an event at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, has 1,200 member businesses through the nine parishes that make up Acadiana.

announced it will target five industries for development following the release of study.
The five regional target industries One Acadiana will take the lead on cultivating are:

  • Aviation and avionics;
  • Informatics and engineering services;
  • Food and beverage processing and related support industries;
  • High-value business services; and
  • Marine and heavy industries.

An additional target of heritage tourism was identified that local communities will spearhead with support from One Acadiana.

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