News | January 2020

One Acadiana is hosting the 2019 regional celebration on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. News 15 Today guests include Troy Wayman, President & CEO, and David D’Aquin, Public Affairs Manger at Cox.

The event will be held at the Cajundome Convention Center and is set to start at 5:30 p.m. and to last until 8 p.m.

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Guarded optimism prevailed at last week’s Economic Outlook Summit, an annual gathering of business leaders and community stakeholders presented by The Acadiana Advocate.

Optimism is justified.

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Health care is driving local growth, with more high-pay jobs available.

Higher education is poised not only to educate today’s students, but to recover college careers of those who dropped out short of completion.

(LAFAYETTE, LA) CGI, the UL Lafayette’s Informatics Research Institute, CajunCodeFest and Waitr, with Congressman Clay Higgins, joined forces to host the Congressional App Challenge to encourage students in Louisiana’s Third District to explore STEM fields including computer science.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities project is supporting the expanded deployment of successful applications covering virtual reality emergency response training, interactive bioscience education, and regional connectivity platform development

A delegation of Acadiana's top officials visited the White House on Thursday to celebrate the region's embrace of President Donald Trump's Opportunity Zone program and to discuss how the program can attract investment in disadvantaged areas.

Monique Boulet, president and CEO of the Acadiana Planning Commission, said Thursday's meeting with officials from the White House, the Treasury Department and the Department of Agriculture offered huge opportunity for dozens of Louisiana officials.

One Acadiana was recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council, both organizations announced Tuesday. 

The organization was one of only 66 economic development groups to earn that status, said Jeff Finkle, IEDC president and CEO. Organizations must go through six months of documentation and a site review process. mic Development Council.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 100 years of serving the businesses of Vermilion Parish. Join us as we celebrate with our Centennial Celebration and Awards Banquet. The event will be held on Thursday, January 30 at Magdalen Place in Abbeville, LA from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

One Acadiana, the chamber of commerce for Lafayette and the region, is one of 66 Accredited Economic Development Organizations in the world, One Acadiana and the International Economic Development Council announced Tuesday.

The International Economic Development Council is the largest membership group for economic and community development professionals in the world, with more than 5,000 members.

LAFAYETTE, La. – Today, President and CEO Troy Wayman of One Acadiana (1A) and President and CEO Jeff Finkle of The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced 1A has earned recognition as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. 1A is one of only 66 economic development groups in the world to earn the AEDO status, which follows a six-month long documentation and site review process by the International Economic Development Council.

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