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Civic Leaders Launch New I-49 Connector Coalition

A diverse group of pastors, elected officials and civic leaders announced Monday a new coalition to support completing the Interstate 49 connector "the right way," which they touted as important for revitalization of neglected areas as well as economic development of the entire region.

"This coalition brings together a broad spectrum of positive voices in support of the project that can be a catalyst for sustained and renewed growth for our community," including reinvestment in neglected areas, Pastor Ken Lazard of Destiny of Faith Church said at a press conference.

The Connect Lafayette Coalition includes One Acadiana, the Acadiana Planning Commission, the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce, Senior Pastoral Alliance, Youngsville and Broussard chambers of commerce, the REALTOR Association of Acadiana, and more.

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