In Lafayette, global technology firm will create 400 new jobs and increase employment to 800

LAFAYETTE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CGI executive Dave Henderson announced the company will launch a significant expansion of its Lafayette IT Center of Excellence and create 400 new direct jobs, with CGI employment rising to 800 over the coming years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park, and at a second Lafayette Parish site to be determined. Statewide, CGI’s employment will reach 900.

As policymakers, funding organizations and citizen volunteer groups grapple with trying to prevent another disaster like the 2016 flood that engulfed Acadiana and much of south Louisiana, a new phrase has taken hold: water knows no boundaries.

In other words, replacing parochial, parish-by-parish flood-control initiatives with a regional approach to watershed management is now seen as critical to sustainability.

Partnership with One Acadiana will connect Department of Athletics staff members throughout region

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s newest research center is poised to become one of the state’s preeminent centers for interdisciplinary research and education of watershed-scale solutions for flood risk management and water resources sustainability.

Placed under the Institute for Coastal and Water Research’s canopy, the Louisiana Watershed Flood Center will operate through an interdisciplinary nexus to study watersheds, or the land that drains into a body of water such as a river, lake, stream or bay.

1. How long have you been a member of One Acadiana? 7 years
1. How long have you been a member of One Acadiana? 19 years

Donald Broussard is the volunteer board chairman of One Acadiana, which coordinates Acadiana Day at the Capitol.

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One Acadiana is a bolder, re-energized version of the former Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the leading economic organization for the nine-parish region of Acadiana. Whether you and your business are new to One Acadiana or you would like to rejoin your chamber, today is a great day to become a member.

Fill out a member application during the month of May and your business will receive immediate access to discounts from:

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Check out our Investment Profile featured in Site Selection to learn about Acadiana’s target industries, regional assets, recent business recruitment wins, and business leaders’ perspective on finding success in Acadiana.

Southern Louisiana Economic Development Guide 2015-2016

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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