One Acadiana and IBERIABANK Team Up to Present Virtual Economic Outlook

Dr. Loren Scott Returns to Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – Financial holding company IBERIABANK, a division of First Horizon Bank will serve as the presenting sponsor of An Expert’s Perspective with Dr. Loren Scott. This virtual event, hosted by One Acadiana, will provide the 2021 Louisiana Economic Outlook to Acadiana’s business community.

“We are proud to sponsor this important event as Dr. Scott provides a timely look ahead at projected employment growth and related economic improvements in Acadiana,” said Jerry Vascocu, Executive Vice President and Acadiana Market President for IBERIABANK. Dr. Scott’s insights and market intelligence will be more important than ever as our region continues to recover from the COVID-19 economic downturn.”

Event details:

Wednesday, Sept.16

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Virtual event

Registration is open:

Dr. Scott’s broadcast presentation on the state and region’s economic landscape will include an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on our state’s economy, an outlook on the region’s strongest sectors, and an expert’s perspective on the oil and gas industry. Dr. Scott will also include updates on the Lafayette MSA and other major economic events in the area.

“Business owners across Louisiana are looking for a larger sense of the economic picture as they make crucial decisions over the next six months,” said Dr. Loren Scott. “Though Acadiana is still recovering from the downturn resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, with support from recently announced capital outlays, and the top industry performers, to be revealed in my presentation, Acadiana’s economy can experience growth.”

“One Acadiana’s programming is designed to keep our investors, members, and partners engaged and informed on business issues. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Scott back to Acadiana for this virtual event and look forward to hearing valuable information about the Lafayette MSA, employment, projected growth, and sectors to watch,” said President and CEO of One Acadiana Troy Wayman.

We invite you to cover this event. For a private link to the webinar, please contact Shannon Gierhart at or 337.254.4459 (mobile).

About One Acadiana

One Acadiana is the leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. With more than 800 investors, members, and partners, One Acadiana serves as the voice of the regional business community. The organization is located in the city of Lafayette and serves a region of nearly 700,000 people with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

About IBERIABANK, a division of First Horizon Bank

First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), with $86 billion in assets, is a leading regional financial services company, dedicated to strengthening the lives of our associates, clients, shareholders, and communities. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the banking subsidiary First Horizon Bank operates nearly 500 bank locations in 12 states across the Southeast. With more than 288 years of combined First Horizon Bank and IBERIABANK financial experience, the Company and its subsidiaries offer commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, capital markets, fixed income, mortgage, and title insurance services. First Horizon is recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Fortune and Forbes magazines and a Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. bank. More information is available at


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