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One Acadiana Awarded Prestigious Designation

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.

The AEDO designation came after a six-month documentation and site review process by the IEDC. The IEDC evaluates each group on its structure, organization, funding, program, and staff.

“One Acadiana displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said Jeff Finkle, the president and CEO of IEDC. “AEDO accreditation tells the community, prospects, and stakeholders that their trust is well-placed in One Acadiana and their business is in good hands.”

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