The Lafayette Economic Development Authority unveiled a three-year strategic plan, one that new president and CEO Mandi Mitchell says will enhance existing and add new service lines to position Lafayette Parish for success over the next 50 years.
Mitchell, hired last fall after years with the Louisiana Economic Development office, announced the agency’s Strategic Plan and subsequent Business Plan, which outlines annual goals for the organization and staff, after meeting with community and business leaders. The plan establishes a baseline of understanding the agency’s role in the parish and its strengths and areas of improvement.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to have inherited — and now lead — an organization with such a strong foundation,” Mitchell said. “Together, we will build upon that foundation to enhance and strengthen LEDA’s services and our commitment to moving Lafayette’s economy forward through the implementation of this Strategic Plan.”