“Capital follows people. People follow place. Place needs investment.”

James Lima, of JLP+D, a New York City planning firm that specializes in the economics of placemaking, coined those lines to help describe what communities must do to “design, activate and manage places” to increase connections between people and the physical spaces around them.

PHI Aviation has appointed Jennifer Veilleux as Director of Sustainability. She will be part of the global leadership team reporting to Keith Mullett, Managing Director, PHI Aviation.

Jennifer’s role will be to create and embed sustainability practices throughout the organization enabling PHI to deliver on its commitments and achieve future goals and targets.

Eleven chambers have been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation to participate in an Economic Mobility for Rural Workers Cohort. These chambers serve rural communities and will bring local partners together to provide rural learners and workers from low-income backgrounds with the training needed to access living-wage jobs. The chambers are:

NEW IBERIA – SLCC’s Economic & Workforce Development Department will host a job fair focused on the industrial trades on Tuesday, April 18, 203, from 9 a.m. to noon at SLCC New Iberia campus located at 908 Ember Dr.  This hiring event is free and open to the public. 

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

LM Enterprises, LLC has been around for 25 years, but has recently re-branded to LMP. We focus on many aspects of the credit card business, such as merchant services, point of sales, e-commerce, B2B merchant services. Currently, LMP is concentrating on the ERC Program, Employee Retention Credit, for companies with 5 or more W-2 employees. This program ends in 2024.

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

FIX it CHANGE it all started because of a bill for a storage unit for $165!

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

Being a Money Life Coach provides me with the skills to support my clients to become at peace with their money and how they are spending it to stop the sleepless nights and financial arguments.

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the creation of more than 700 jobs at its U.S. Onshore Delivery Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Lafayette Center has provided quality technology employment opportunities for local graduates, former residents looking to return home, and new talent from across the country since its opening in 2014.

Eliminating the state’s personal income tax is expected to be a significant topic of discussion at the Legislature’s upcoming session, an official with the Louisiana Business and Industry said.

Beverly Haydel, lead consultant for LABI’s LA23 intiative, said the issue along with further attempts to centralize sales tax collection throughout the state would be the most important tax policy issue for the business community in the upcoming session, which starts next month.

Louisiana Business Hub will connect entrepreneurs with business resources across the state

Jennings, LA - JD Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad L. Hebert to SVP Regional Market Executive for Acadiana. In this role, Hebert will oversee all commercial banking activities in Eunice, Lafayette, Mamou, New Iberia, Opelousas, and Ville Platte. He will continue to work with customers as a Commercial Lender in New Iberia. “Chad is a talented Commercial Lender and his passion for community banking makes him the ideal leader of our Acadiana Market,” said Jimmy LeBlanc, Chief Commercial Banking Officer.

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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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