News | October 2016

With a focus on business climate, the region's resources, and the factors contributing to industry success, Acadiana's assets are explored in the September/October issue of Business Facilities.

Ted Kergan, CEO of Kergan Brothers, talks about the Sonic Limeades for Learning program. It will fund nearly $57,000 in classroom projects in Lafayette Parish schools. 

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Cane River Pecan Company is aiming for "total pecan domination," and are proud to hold onto Acadiana's heritage, while making progress for our region...
The Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum has a notable history and is creating life-long learners within Acadiana...

With important issues on the November 8 ballot, October's INFORUM shares why Constitutional Amendment 2 matters for our region. 

Read it here.

Leaders of One Acadiana and other groups are encouraging voters to help give Louisiana colleges and universities the authority to set fees instead of leaving it up to the state legislature.

If a school wants to raise fees or tuition, it requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature. Louisiana is the only state that requires such a majority and is one of two states that involve the legislature at all.

Several multimillion-dollar projects, including a $14 million expansion of the Bayou Companies, are either underway or planned at the port.

There was a song we used to sing in church when I was growing up that went something like this: “Love lifted me, love lifted me, when nothing else could help love lifted me!”

Since Aug. 27, the kind words, prayers, cards, texts, Facebook messages, calls, flowers, plants, visits, the food provided and the love you have expressed to me over the last few weeks have been what has lifted me to make me want to get better each and every day so I can be back with you as soon as I can.

An Acadiana lawmaker’s letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards has resulted in some changes — “clarifying language,” the governor called it — in contracts with private lawyers who will represent Louisiana’s coastal parishes in lawsuits against the oil and gas industry.

At Home®, the home décor superstore, announces the opening of the Lafayette, La., location on Thursday, October 13. The 108,000 square-foot store, located at 4230 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, La., marks the third store in Louisiana for the big-box specialty retailer of home décor products.


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