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Shaping a Better Future – Together

Regions are the economic and cultural engines propelling our nation. The way we live, work, and play is not confined by parish lines – neither should our approach to meeting regional challenges. Supporting fact-based initiatives to improve Acadiana’s economic competitiveness lies at the heart of 1A’s vision to be one of the most sought after regions in the South for business and professional talent.

Through raising awareness about critical policy issues, developing expertise, and data-driven research, we strive to strengthen regional capacity for problem-solving. Offering a launch-pad for leaders and a collaborative platform for change-makers, 1A is Focused on Forward.

1A is a member-supported nonprofit that connects change-makers, across sectors, geography, and generations.