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HDR celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. It started as a civil engineering firm and has since expanded to include architecture, environmental and construction services. We have more than 225 offices around the world and nearly 10,000 employees. Our roots in Louisiana go back to 1975 with offices currently in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Metairie.

Mike Tarantino has been named recipient of the 2018 Richard E. Baudoin Jr. "friend of business" award by the Junior Achievement of Acadiana Business Hall of Fame.

Mike — a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a former Marine and a corporate banker — serves as president and CEO of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF), which is the primary facilitator of economic and industrial development activities for Iberia Parish and marketing activities for the Port of Iberia and the Acadiana Regional Airport.

Crowley, LA Today, OneAcadia, the designated economic development organization for Acadia Parish, with One Acadiana (1A), and SLEMCO announced a 17.72-acre site along the new Rice Capital Parkway Service Road in Crowley has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Business Sites program.

CROWLEY — OneAcadia, the designated economic development organization for Acadia Parish, with One Acadiana and SLEMCO, announced a 17.72-acre site along the new Rice Capital Parkway Service Road in Crowley has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Business Sites program. 

Working with partners across the region, One Acadiana’s site development efforts respond to the needs of site selectors and relocating businesses. Having a landing pad for businesses is a crucial ingredient to attracting jobs and investment to the Acadiana Region. 

Sue Soileau Durand has been chosen as a laureate in Junior Achievement of Acadiana's 21st annual Business Hall of Fame.

Durand is a native of Washington, Louisiana and a graduate of the Academy of Sacred Heart and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  

She was a Louisiana Licensed Real Estate Broker from 1982 until 2009. She is the president/CEO and chairman of the board of Washington State Bank and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1983.  

Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are getting a good deal on a college education.

That’s according to Forbes. The business magazine released its “Best Value Colleges 2018” rankings last week.

Editors first considered 650, four-year public and private universities, and then winnowed the list to 300. They did not consider for-profit colleges.

New Leaves. Same Roots.

Lafayette, LA - Lafayette Schools Credit Union has proudly served local educators and their families since 1954. Today, they continue that legacy of service with a new name. Lafayette Schools Credit Union is now Meritus Credit Union.

LAFAYETTE – Calling her a healthcare leader, activist and innovator who leaves a legacy of better healthcare for women and children, Women's & Children's Hospital paid tribute Monday to president and CEO Kathy J. Bobbs who passed away from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, April 21. She was 59.

Herbert E. Schilling II has been chosen as a laureate in Junior Achievement of Acadiana's 21st annual Business Hall of Fame.

"Herbie," as he is known to friends, was born Oct. 12, 1949, and is the only child of Herbert and Olga Richard Schilling.

Herbie's mother, Olga Richard Schilling of Jeanerette, was a 1932 graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute and received her Master’s degree from LSU. She was a professor at SLI/University of Southwestern Louisiana for 34 years.

Postlethwaite & Netterville Named One of the Top U.S. Accounting Firms Postlethwaite & Netterville, A Professional Accounting Corporation (P&N), was named one of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine.

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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Download our 2017 Annual Report and Business Directory.

1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Check out our Investment Profile featured in Site Selection to learn about Acadiana’s target industries, regional assets, recent business recruitment wins, and business leaders’ perspective on finding success in Acadiana.

Southern Louisiana Economic Development Guide 2015-2016

Look for coverage of Acadiana throughout Vol. 1 of the 2015-2016 Southern Louisiana Economioc Development Guide. Click the image to view.

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to VP, Urban Revitalization and Development Harry Weiss and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing importance of I-49 South and the I-49 Lafayette Connector project on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM

News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to One Acadiana staff members, Jeff Bashaw (COO) and André Breaux (VP, Policy Initiatives) give updates on One Acadiana's progress and initiatives on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM.

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 If interested in more information about news, contact Senior VP, Governmental Affairs & Communications Anita Begnaud at anita@oneacadiana.org

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