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Through a collaboration with Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG), the Acadiana Planning Commission (APC), One Acadiana, Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) the Lafayette Opportunity Zone prospectus is available to potential investors and the public at InvestAcadiana.org.

Even though Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood of 2016 made the problem much worse, the sad fact is that blighted property was a problem in many cities across Louisiana for a long time before those calamities.

The crisis has been difficult to address. Even when owners neglected their property and failed to pay taxes on it, Louisiana law sharply restricted what could be done about it.

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At Regenerative Medicine Institute of Louisiana, our approach to orthopedics is different. Here, we attempt to target the underlying cause of the pain and remedy it. Specifically, we aim to heal it.  By utilizing an integrated approach of regenerative medicine, we have been able to help hundreds of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain improve their daily function.

South Louisiana Company Recognized for Industrial Internet of Things Leadership

LAFAYETTE, LA – JUNE,12, 2019 – On June 12, the Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council honored Noble Plastics as one of the winners of the 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Award. The South Louisiana-based design and manufacturing company won in the category of Industrial Internet of Things Leadership. This category honors those who improve production and supply chain processes by adding connectivity to plant equipment to enable more timely maintenance, operations, and quality.

Ways to support diversification of Acadiana’s economy addressed at summit

LAFAYETTE — More than 100 local shareholders in the region’s workforce development efforts gathered at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Thursday to determine how to best grow the foundations needed — through employee education, outreach and private/public partnerships — to support the diversification of Acadiana’s economy.

Lacassine Operating Company will invest $12.5 million to construct a catalyst blending plant in Lacassine, Louisiana.

With the new project, Lacassine Operating will create 40 new jobs. Lacassine Operating is a newly formed partner company of Equilibrium Catalyst Inc. Designed to serve oil refineries throughout the world, the catalyst plant will become the anchor tenant of the Lacassine Rail Terminal operated by Rail Logix in Jefferson Davis Parish.

One-Acadiana’s Women’s Network today, featured Brittany Hebert, CEO of Sky High for Kids, a nonprofit that raises money to combat childhood cancer.
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Lacassine Operating Company CEO Van Eversull announced the company will invest $12.5 million to construct a catalyst blending plant in Lacassine, Louisiana.
Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Robert M. Kallam has joined the firm as a litigation partner in its Lafayette office.

LAFAYETTE, LA – BBR Creative brought home gold and silver awards in the 40th Annual Telly Awards for their “Don’t Just Move. Move Forward.” campaign produced for Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies, including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, BuzzFeed and A&E Networks.

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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Download our 2018 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 Harry Weiss and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing the 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 member André Breaux (VP, Policy Initiatives) give updates on One Acadiana's progress and initiatives on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM.

If interested in more information about news, contact EVP, Economic Development Jim Bourgeois at jim@oneacadiana.org

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