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In the midst of extraordinary economic uncertainty, we can count on one thing: a pithy and quotable phrase from Loren Scott.

It’s not a V-shaped recovery in view, the economist and former LSU professor said, but a “Nike swoosh” recovery.

The good news is that shows the economy going up. Eventually.

A 38.45-acre site in Carencro has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development Certified Sites program.

The site located at Cenac Park is Acadiana's 17th certified site and is the third certified site in Lafayette Parish, according to local economic development organization One Acadiana.

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Dr. Loren Scott, Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU, will provide his annual Louisiana Economic Outlook to Acadiana today. Hosted by One Acadiana. Dr. Scott’s virtual presentation on the state and region’s economic landscape will include an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on our state’s economy, an outlook on the region’s strongest sectors, and an expert’s perspective on the oil and gas industry. Dr. Scott will also include updates on the Lafayette MSA and other major economic events in the area. 

The Lafayette area may recover all the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it won't happen until at least 2023, economist Loren Scott said.

Speaking during his annual Louisiana Economic Outlook presentation to One Acadiana on Wednesday, Scott noted how Acadiana will get support from its top six employers despite a pessimistic outlook for the oil and gas industry, particularly offshore.

A new technology help desk was unveiled Wednesday to assist parents, guardians and students in Lafayette Parish with online learning issues.

The help desk was created through a partnership between the Lafayette Parish School System and the Love Our Schools Link & Learn initiative.

As Lafayette Parish families send their children back to school, many are in hybrid learning or strictly online for the first time causing many questions and technical issues, but the Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools have come up with a solution to help.

As Lafayette Parish families send their children back to school, many are in hybrid learning or strictly online for the first time causing many questions and technical issues, but the Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools has come up with a solution to help.

Lafayette public school families seeking help with password reset troubles, internet connectivity and navigating the technical challenges of learning at home have a new resource to consult for help.

The Link & Learn Help Desk is a partnership between the Lafayette Parish School System and the Love Our Schools technology initiative, Link & Learn. The Link & Learn program brokers deals with local internet providers for low-cost internet service and funds academic internet access in qualifying homes.

Lafayette Parish School System employees are fielding calls from students about how to log in to virtual learning, change their passwords and other technical issue that come up as they cope with remote instruction during COVID-19.

At least 30 teachers, librarians and technology staff serve as technical facilitators at the central office and schools across the district to answer the questions, with each school donating at least six hours a week, Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer Gardner said Wednesday.

LAFAYETTE – Cox has announced a partnership with Lafayette General Health which will help Acadiana residents get the latest information on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

One Acadiana will welcome Fleur De Lis Title Company and managing attorney, Matthew Long, into the Lafayette community with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, September 18 at 4 p.m.

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