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OPELOUSAS, La. (St. Landry ED) – Today, St. Landry Parish Economic Development with One Acadiana (1A) announced Port Barre Industrial Park East site, 86.80 acres and Port Barre Industrial Park Central site, 36.85 acres, have been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified 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.

One Acadiana, the region’s nine-parish economic development organization, was joined on Friday by St. Landry Parish Economic Development to announce two newly certified sites in St. Landry Parish.

The Port Barre Industrial Park East site and Port Barre Industrial Park Central cite were certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program. The sites at 86.60 and 36.85 acres are the thirteenth and fourteenth certified sites in the Acadiana area and the third and fourth in St. Landry Parish.

Today, St. Landry Parish Economic Development with One Acadiana (1A) announced Port Barre Industrial Park East site, 86.80 acres and Port Barre Industrial Park Central site, 36.85 acres, have been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

Economist on Acadiana's business climate: "We're gaining a little bit back, but we're not gaining it back at a quick pace"

Economic growth in Acadiana appears to be slowing, but this is not necessarily an indicator of an impending recession, according to University of Louisiana Lafayette's Acadiana business economist Dr. Gary Wagner.

Local band Three Thirty Seven and The Grouse room are scheduled to host awareness event for Faith House Friday, June 14th.

Ashley Addison, co-lead singer of the band, is a recent domestic violence survivor and not only felt compelled to share her story but to also bring awareness to others who may be in violent relationships. Ashley had a solid network of friends, family, and bandmates to help her and they all pointed her in the direction of Faith House.

One Acadiana has been named an “Award of Excellence” winner in the Communications Excellence awards program presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

Lafayette, La May 2019 – The Comfort Suites hotel of Lafayette, La has been recognized with a prestigious 2019 Gold Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchiser of the Comfort Suites brand.

Projects will create 30 new direct jobs, retain 200 existing jobs at St. Landry Parish facility

Downtown Lafayette needs more parking options, commercial development and investment to help revitalization efforts in the city's core, a group of development advocates told the city-parish council Tuesday.

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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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