News | July 2021

In November of 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Don Pierson welcomed the award of $2.4 million in federal funds to spur business recovery throughout Louisiana. In 2021, LED issued a request for proposals to identify and select qualified, experienced regional and stand-alone Economic Development Organizations, Chambers of Commerce and other traditional “technical assistance” provider organizations to provide services to Louisiana businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana expands partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

The Louisiana Department of Health has released a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers across Acadiana. Click below to view providers in your parish. 

Acadia Parish

Evangeline Parish

St. Martin Parish

St. Landry Parish

BATON ROUGE — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Louisiana, and following the designation of Louisiana by the White House as a “state of concern” because of its rapid case growth and insufficient vaccination rate, today Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health issued updated guidance recommending that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks indoors when at least six feet of distancing is not physically possible during the fourth surge of COVID-19.

As the owner of Maid to Clean Vacuum Repairs, Sales & Service Inc, Samuel Pierre has achieved his dream of self-employment, a reality he would not trade for anything. With his repair expertise, Pierre remains hands-on with every aspect of the business, and it was a desire to see his business reach new levels that led him to One Acadiana’s Small and Minority Business (SMB) Program where he found just the resources he needed. 

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First Consumers Financial management team has over 40 years experience in the finance industry. Unlike other companies that offer loans to people with credit issues, FCF takes so much more into account than just your credit history. We’re more interested in your future! Together! First Consumers Financials' primary asset is our ability to serve. This is the hallmark of our company. For that very reason, we are here for you.

Acadiana's business community pushed hard for tax reform and centralized sales tax collection during the legislative session, and legislators joined chamber of commerce members Friday to talk about the successes from the session.

One Acadiana held the legislative review panel with the area's legislative delegation to provide members with an overview of the legislators' work on changing the state's tax code, disbursing money from the American Rescue Plan and centralizing sales tax collections — which has been a priority for Louisiana business owners for decades.

Birmingham, Alabama (July 14, 2021) – Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) has announced plans to invest more than $15 million in its Lafayette, Louisiana facility for renovations that will benefit its associates, customers and surrounding communities.

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New strategic partnership will develop innovative care models with hospitals and health systems


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