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One Acadiana was recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council, both organizations announced Tuesday. 

The organization was one of only 66 economic development groups to earn that status, said Jeff Finkle, IEDC president and CEO. Organizations must go through six months of documentation and a site review process. mic Development Council.

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One Acadiana, the chamber of commerce for Lafayette and the region, is one of 66 Accredited Economic Development Organizations in the world, One Acadiana and the International Economic Development Council announced Tuesday.

The International Economic Development Council is the largest membership group for economic and community development professionals in the world, with more than 5,000 members.

LAFAYETTE, La. – Today, President and CEO Troy Wayman of One Acadiana (1A) and President and CEO Jeff Finkle of The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced 1A has earned recognition as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. 1A is one of only 66 economic development groups in the world to earn the AEDO status, which follows a six-month long documentation and site review process by the International Economic Development Council.

Today, President and CEO Troy Wayman of One Acadiana (1A) and President and CEO Jeff Finkle of The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced 1A has earned recognition as an Accredited Economic Development Organization.

There’s a new Louisiana Economic Development certified site in South Louisiana.

Late last week, Acadiana Regional Airport, One Acadiana, Iberia Industrial Development Foundation and CLECO announced the 170.28-acre site located at the Acadiana Regional Airport.

LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana (1A) hosted partners from across the region and state at the UL Lafayette Student Union for a summit to kick off year two of the 55 by 25 educational attainment initiative.

More than 150 stakeholders attended the summit, including K-12 school district superintendents, higher education leaders, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and other public officials.

LAFAYETTE, La. – Today, Acadiana Regional Airport (ARA), One Acadiana (1A), Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF), and CLECO announced a 170.28-acre site located at the Acadiana Regional Airport has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

Working with partners across the region, One Acadiana’s site development efforts respond to the needs of site selectors and relocating businesses. Establishing a landing pad for businesses is a crucial ingredient to attracting jobs and investment to the Acadiana Region.

 

The oil and gas industry languishes in this area, but healthcare may be curing what ails Lafayette’s economy.

Eleven business leaders and stakeholders from Acadiana and beyond, gathered for The Acadiana Advocate’s 2020 Economic Outlook Summit on Wednesday, expressed some optimism for the coming year.

“I think there was more optimism than in previous years,” said economist Gary A. Wagner, who holds the BORSF endowed chair in economics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, said after the meeting. “Growth in healthcare has been a major shift for the region.”

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