News | September 2021

A constitutional amendment that would centralize sales tax collection in Louisiana will not have a significant effect on the local jobs that help in sales tax collection, officials said.

One Acadiana and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry held a breakfast event Wednesday to drum up support for the two tax reform constitutional amendments on the Nov. 16 ballot.

The two groups sponsored the event, where LABI President Stephen Waguespack and Rep. Beau Beaullieu encouraged Acadiana business leaders to support the two ballot initiatives. 

Acadiana’s own MacLaff and 1A’s own Andre Breaux, VP of Policy Initiative & Governmental Affairs, discuss employer-sponsored education in an article by CNBC.

“I think the most important thing employers can do to increase participation in education benefits programs is to consistently reinforce the value of the programs and make them an integral part of the workplace culture,” said Andre Breaux.

LAFAYETTE, La. – IBERIABANK, a division of First Horizon Bank, returns as the presenting sponsor of An Expert’s Perspective with Dr. Loren Scott. This virtual event, hosted by One Acadiana, will provide the 2022 Louisiana Economic Outlook to Acadiana’s business community.

Three sites in Broussard have been certified for economic development under the state’s certified sites program.

The sites, each more than 30 acres, will put the total amount to 21 certified sites in Acadiana, One Acadiana president and CEO Troy Wayman said. The certification helps agencies connect companies who are interested in locating in Louisiana find potential sites, which leads to job growth and investment in the region.

The sites are:

Congrats to our Partners at LSUE for being one of the 12 awardees of this workforce development program. Their innovative application will help train the next generation of farmers to integrate technology into the practice of agriculture and will provide a vehicle for students to obtain their first level of certification in precision agriculture and agricultural drones. The proposed work plays to one of the strengths of our region and helps place on the cutting edge of agricultural workforce development!

Voters can learn about what's on their ballots over breakfast with One Acadiana.

The event will take place on September 29, both in person and virtually, at Rock'n'Bowl in Downtown Lafayette.

An in-depth discussion will be held on the Constitutional Amendments on the the November 13 ballot. One Acadiana says the discussion will place emphasis on Amendments No. 1 and No. 2.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – One Acadiana will be keeping the community engaged and informed on our region’s economy through two events they have coming up.

On Wednesday, Sept 29 they will be hosting Ballots Over Breakfast, it’s an event One Acadiana host every year to help attendees make an informed decision on the ballot.

This year, they will discuss how Constitutional Amendments No. 1 and No. 2 will greatly enhance Louisiana’s economic competitiveness through comprehensive tax reforms that simplify and streamline our state’s tax system for individuals and businesses alike.

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Imperian started in 2019 developing the next generation of judicial software. We worked from home and held our planning meetings in public libraries until we were able to move downtown. Today we provide Acadiana businesses and government agencies with outstanding tech consulting and custom software development as we continue development on our platform. 

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

LAFAYETTE, La. Today, Broussard Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) with One Acadiana (1A), Entergy and SLEMCO announced three sites located in Lafayette Parish have been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

The three sites include:

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