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Economic Development Priorities Advance in Week Eight of Regular Session

The House and Senate each had another busy week, advancing several 1A priorities, including protecting Louisiana's economic development toolkit, supporting small business innovation, and reforming the state's overly burdensome occupational licensing laws.

Read on for a breakdown of week eight of the Regular Session.

FlyGuys, the Lafayette-based drone service provider, landed a $2 million investment from a group of south Louisiana investors.

The group, many of whom earlier invested in Waitr, have closed out a $4 million Series A funding round by investing in FlyGuys, which last year landed a $2 million investment from New Orleans-based Advantage Capital in connection with the Louisiana New Markets Tax Credit program.

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Legislators Advance Economic Development Priorities in Busy Week Seven

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.

Legislators Make Money Moves in Week Six of Regular Session

Legislators filled committee schedules to the brim in week six of the Regular Session, but all eyes were on the House as representatives considered Louisiana’s annual budget and capital outlay bills, HB 1 and HB 2, including how to spend $2.8 billion in one-time money from federal pandemic aid and state budget surpluses. Read on for a breakdown of these bills as approved by the House.

Acadiana took incremental steps this year toward reaching its goal of 55% of working-age adults in the region holding a postsecondary degree, certificate or other high-value credential, One Acadiana reported Friday.

Speaking about its 2022 "55 by 25" annual report to area partners at South Louisiana Community College, the host group revealed that, according to 2020 Census data, 27.5% of adults in the region have an associate’s degree or higher level of formal education.

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South Louisiana Community College named first grant recipient in the nation

LAFAYETTE – SkillUp, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping displaced workers land in-demand jobs in high-growth industries, has awarded their first nationally-competitive grant of up to $100,000 to South Louisiana Community College. This grant is designed to aid low-income students as they navigate the road to workforce readiness.

College unites to recognize Dr. Vincent June, sixth Chancellor of SLCC

LAFAYETTE – The Inauguration of Dr. Vincent G. June, sixth chancellor of South Louisiana Community College, will be celebrated April 20-27, 2022. His inauguration – which is nearly two years in the making - will be commemorated through a weeklong series of activities involving students, faculty, staff, donors, and community members.

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Annual Report

Download our 2021 Annual Report and Business Directory.

Economic Recovery Toolkit

Check out 1A’s quick reference guides to key COVID-19 business assistance programs. Click the image to view.

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.

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Click the play button above to watch One Acadiana President & CEO Troy Wayman on the Louisiana Business & Industry Show.

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