News | August 2017

Here's what's in a name, South Louisiana business leaders may learn: new business and talent.

One Acadiana unveiled and launched a new regional brand, developed after a six-month effort, for their nine member parishes Tuesday.

One Acadiana will host the 2017 Entrée to Business Breakfast featuring Dr. Loren Scott’s Louisiana Economic Outlook, returning to DoubleTree by Hilton on Thursday, Oct. 12.

1A is taking over the long-running event from ABiz, which has suspended its operations.

The breakfast event, which kicks off at 7 a.m., is being presented by IberiaBank and sustaining sponsor Cox/Cox Business. Supporting sponsor is Dwight Andrus Insurance.

Grant to provide short term job training for current jobs

LAFAYETTE – A two-year $200,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will help South Louisiana Community College train displaced workers from the oil and gas industry for available jobs in the region – filling unmet workforce needs.

American Cancer Society Black and White Gala has announced Frank X. Neuner, Jr., Jr. as a 2017 Spirit of Hope Honoree!

As fall approaches, more than 30,000 high school students in the One Acadiana region will head back to school. These students are preparing for different kinds of jobs and will eventually form the backbone of the region’s workforce. Yet many students lack knowledge about which high-wage, high-demand jobs they should consider or the educational requirements needed to obtain these jobs.


The Lafayette International Center is pleased to invite you to a luncheon presenting guest speaker Mr. J. David Payne, VP, Global Drilling and Completions, Chevron Corporation. Mr. Payne will discuss the new business models being implemented by the major companies in the industry using Chevron’s current global business operation model to inform small Louisiana service companies how to navigate through the vetting process to pitch their products and services.


Noe Raywood Broussard, better known as N. R. or “Pedo” was born in Pecan Island, Louisiana in 1921.  He completed high school then joined the Navy in 1942. By the time he left the Navy in 1946 he had risen from recruit to first class petty officer. After returning to Louisiana, N. R. and his brother originated a tugboat business known as Broussard Brother’s Boat Service in Chalmette, Louisiana.

Two new cargo facilities at Lafayette Airport had grand openings after completed construction. 

The two new facilities will house FedEx and UPS operations. The buildings have, what LFT calls, unique handling abilities to meet increased demand and help both companies sort and transport packages. 

Over 25 million pounds of freight is transported through LFT annually. The company says the demand continues to grow across the globe, including shipping and delivery. 

The UPS Cargo Facility officially began operations this month. Its features include:

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a statewide economic impact of $379 million in fiscal year 2015.

For every $1 in state funds contributed to UL Lafayette’s budget, the University generated $6.83 in statewide economic impact.


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