One Acadiana Achieves Dual Distinctions: Five-Star Chamber and Accredited Economic Development Organization

by | Mar 26, 2024 | One Acadiana News

We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement that showcases our commitment to excellence and economic growth in the Acadiana region. One Acadiana (1A) has earned reaccreditation as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) and has been accredited as a five-star chamber of commerce by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This dual distinction sets us apart as a leader in economic development and chamber management, placing us among the top chambers nationwide.

The accreditation as an AEDO signifies our organization’s ability to meet rigorous standards in economic development planning, implementation, and accountability. It reflects our dedication to fostering a thriving business environment, attracting investments, and creating job opportunities that drive the region’s economic prosperity.

Being recognized as a five-star chamber of commerce by the US Chamber of Commerce is a testament to our effectiveness in serving the business community and driving growth initiatives. Accreditation with the US Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for their outstanding contributions towards positive change in their communities. With approximately 7,000 chambers in the United States, this recognition is particularly significant. Currently, only 189 chambers carry this distinguished accreditation, highlighting the elite status achieved by One Acadiana.

One Acadiana is proud to be one of only eight chambers in Louisiana to earn five-star status and one of just four organizations in the entire country to hold dual distinctions as an AEDO and a five-star chamber.

This recognition highlights our continuous efforts to excel in economic development strategies and chamber management practices, ultimately benefiting businesses and residents across Acadiana.

Our team at One Acadiana is grateful for this recognition and remains dedicated to advancing economic opportunities, supporting businesses of all sizes, and enhancing the overall quality of life in our region. We are committed to working tirelessly to build on this success and continue making Acadiana a vibrant community. Together, we will continue to drive positive change and position Acadiana as a premier destination for business growth and economic success.