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Welcome to Lafayette and the Acadiana region, we’re glad you’re here! Whether you are new to Lafayette or have returned to the area after spending some time away, the resources below are a great place to start to get plugged into the city.


Lafayette Overview

Lafayette is the hub of Acadiana, a region of southern Louisiana that was settled by French-speaking Acadians, also known as Cajuns, in the 18th century. The city is known for its Cajun and Creole culture, its music, food, and festivals.

Lafayette is a growing city with a strong economy. The city is home to a number of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.

Lafayette is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The city has a low cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a variety of things to do.

We are truly coming together as an effective regional voice for business. One Acadiana is living up to its name. In sharing our ideas and our concerns across parish lines, we are able to work collaboratively to help fight for business at the local, regional, and state level.