News | May 2017

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has recognized Joseph Zanco, CPA, CIA, with its 2016 Public Service Award for Individuals.

The trucking industry in Louisiana is experiencing significant growth in the last decade. Due to the expanding of this industry, the State of Louisiana has increased the transportation funding.

Were you aware of the fact that Louisiana has allocated $36 million to a new interchange?

Firefly Digital wasn’t the first digital marketing firm in Lafayette, but it is the oldest. After innovating and pioneering the desktop publishing phenomena in Acadiana through the early ‘90s, Mike Spears and Bill Dalton set out on a new adventure in 1998 when they launched Firefly Digital - to pioneer the digital marketing frontier.

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It's Acadiana day at the state capitol and local groups are joining forces in support of the I-49 connector project.

One Acadiana and other local groups met with lawmakers Monday in hopes of getting money for the project. The project may come with a hefty price tag for Louisiana residents.

One Acadiana is lobbying for improvements to Acadiana's highways. The biggest improvement they want is the completion of I-49 south.

Prior to each annual legislative session, One Acadiana (1A), working through our policy committees, releases a set of legislative priorities regarding the issues that enhance our regional economic competitiveness. The six major issue areas for 1A’s 2017 Legislative Priorities are: 1) fiscal reform, 2) transportation infrastructure, 3) workforce development, 4) public education, 5) criminal justice reform, and 6) economic development.

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Prior to each annual legislative session, One Acadiana (1A), working through our policy committees, releases a set of legislative priorities regarding the issues that enhance our regional economic competitiveness. The six major issue areas for 1A’s 2017 Legislative Priorities are: 1) fiscal reform, 2) transportation infrastructure, 3) workforce development, 4) public education, 5) criminal justice reform, and 6) economic development.

Prior to each annual legislative session, One Acadiana (1A), working through our policy committees, releases a set of legislative priorities regarding the issues that enhance our regional economic competitiveness. The six major issue areas for 1A’s 2017 Legislative Priorities are: 1) fiscal reform, 2) transportation infrastructure, 3) workforce development, 4) public education, 5) criminal justice reform, and 6) economic development.

Prior to each annual legislative session, One Acadiana (1A), working through our policy committees, releases a set of legislative priorities regarding the issues that enhance our regional economic competitiveness. The six major issue areas for 1A’s 2017 Legislative Priorities are: 1) fiscal reform, 2) transportation infrastructure, 3) workforce development, 4) public education, 5) criminal justice reform, and 6) economic development.

According to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, 2,050 job seekers showed up at the Cajundome Convention Center for the LEDA Job Fair.

Michelle Johnson says she arrived just as the doors at the Cajundome Convention Center opened for the job fair.  “It took me maybe 30 minutes to an hour to get a job.  It’s here for you if you want to work,” says Johnson.

Some 90 local, Louisiana and national employers will participate in the LEDA Job Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cajundome.

“The LEDA Job Fair is even more important this year given the job losses seen in the region due to the energy downturn,” Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA president and CEO, said in an issued statement.

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