1A Unveils Newly Renovated Downtown Lafayette Office

by | Mar 8, 2024 | One Acadiana News

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LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana (1A) proudly announces the official opening of its new office at 523 Jefferson Street in the heart of Downtown Lafayette. Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony marks a significant milestone for the organization, underscoring its commitment to urban revitalization and catalytic investment in the Acadiana region.

1A sought a new office space to meet its growing needs and support its mission to drive transformative change in the region’s urban core. The former Home Bank location was chosen for its potential to activate a prime location in Downtown Lafayette.  Major renovations were undertaken to transform the building, which had been vacant since 2017, into a modern workspace.

“This move represents more than just a change of address for One Acadiana,” remarked Troy Wayman, President & CEO of One Acadiana. “Being situated in downtown Lafayette is a natural extension of our efforts to make a regional impact through business-led programming, advocacy, and economic development in Acadiana.”

Downtown Lafayette has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, and 1A recognizes the pivotal role it plays in shaping the region’s future prosperity. With its strategic location, the new office will serve as a vibrant hub for collaboration, innovation, and partnership-building, further fueling the momentum of urban renewal.

“Investing in our urban core has always been a top priority for One Acadiana,” stated Jerry Prejean, Acadiana Market President of First Horizon Bank and Chairman of the Board for One Acadiana. “This move underscores our steadfast commitment to enhancing the vibrancy of our community and creating an environment that attracts businesses, residents, and visitors alike.”

As 1A celebrates this milestone, the organization remains dedicated to advancing its vision to make the Acadiana region one of the most sought-after places in the South for emerging businesses and professional talent.

About One Acadiana
One Acadiana is the chamber of commerce for Lafayette and leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. The organization is recognized as one of four across the country to hold both an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) accreditation and a five-star U.S. Chamber of Commerce accreditation.

With more than 800 investors, members, and partners, One Acadiana serves as the voice of the regional business community. The organization is located in the city of Lafayette and serves a region of nearly 700,000 people with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at OneAcadiana.org.