Project will centralize offshore support services, resulting in more than 100 new jobs in the Acadiana Region

The U.S. economy may be headed toward a recession in early 2023, but economist Loren Scott said he thinks Louisiana and the Acadiana area will continue to add jobs despite the economic uncertainty.

Scott spoke to One Acadiana members on Wednesday, delivering his annual forecast for the statewide economy. During his presentation, Scott looked at some of the region’s recent economic successes, how the oil and gas industry may change moving forward and how the region could weather a potential recession in the next year.

Graze Acadiana, the well-known charcuterie boutique located at 113 Arnould Blvd, has officially launched Graze Oil, Acadiana’s first-ever Olive Oil Tasting Bar.

Graze Oil, an olive oil tasting bar is a destination to sample ultra-premium olive oils and to learn about their varying flavor profiles and how to pair them with their signature balsamic vinegars, imported from Modena, Italy.

The Lafayette area could gain 5,300 jobs over the next two years, but the region’s economy is likely to be held back by slow drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Louisiana Economic Forecast, an annual report published by economist Loren Scott.

Scott’s report was unveiled Wednesday morning at a One Acadiana event.  

The report projects the Lafayette area will gain 1,200 jobs (0.6%) in 2023 and 4,100 jobs (2%) in 2024, tied with Baton Rouge for fourth best among Louisiana metros for 2024.

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Worth Counseling Group was created out of the desire to cultivate more opportunities for counselors to have a more sustainable career. Counselors tend to burn out at an accelerated pace working in hospitals and community organizations. Worth Counseling Group’s goal is to create balance in counselors work and personal life.

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

On Sept 21, South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) celebrated the graduation of over 60 new certified commercial drivers, upon their completion of a five-week program designed to quickly train students for a high-demand, high-wage new career.

LAFAYETTE, LA OCTOBER 1, 2022— THE J.M. BURGUIERES CO., LIMITED (JMB) has announced the promotions of RUSSELL WALTERS to the position of PRESIDENT & CEO and BRAD SEGURA to the position of VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND & OPERATIONS. 

LAFAYETTE – SLCC is proud to announce that it has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees with access to all of SLCC’s credit-bearing programs. With over 30 programs of study available, SLCC and Amazon will be educating Acadiana residents across a wide array of disciplines in Business, IT & Technical Studies; Liberal Arts & Humanities; STEM, Transportation & Energy; and Nursing & Allied Health.

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

Interstate Batteries was founded in 1952 with a history as rich as our brand. This year Interstate celebrated its 70th Anniversary as a system and this local independently owned distributorship has serviced the Acadiana region for the past 50 years.

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

For the second year, Lafayette Parish residents who want to help improve quality of life in the community are being encouraged to “answer the call.” A literal call. Taking approximately 15 minutes, the QOL Survey will be conducted through both landlines and cell phones across Lafayette Parish. A randomly sampled cross section of residents will receive this call.

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Economic Recovery Toolkit

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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.

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