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Federal grant program helps adults achieve high school equivalency, start college, or return to college

NEW IBERIA – South Louisiana Community College is seeking residents in three South Louisiana parishes who may want to pursue their higher education dreams.

Amedisys Home Health and One Acadiana have teamed up with the Lafayette Council on Aging to host a fan drive to benefit the elderly members of the community to stay cool during the summer's heat.

The drive happened today from 7 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at the One Acadiana Office, located on 804 East St. Mary Blvd. With temperatures soaring through the roof, their goal was to provide cooling aides to the elderly members and to assist with keeping them comfortable during the summer.

The elevated stretch of Interstate 49 along the edge of downtown Lafayette will be built “in most of your lifetimes” thanks to $200 million in one-time funding approved by the state legislature, one Lafayette lawmaker said.

Senate President Page Cortez, speaking during this morning’s legislative session recap put on by One Acadiana, said the money could keep the project moving and include funding to improve the bridge over the Vermilion River. The project will be kicked off in the spring of 2023, he said.

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LAFAYETTE – On June 22nd, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced its 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards winners across the globe, which included Acadiana’s own South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

Noel Builders LLC provides residential construction and remodeling services to clients throughout southeast Louisiana. Jonathan Noel, owner of Noel Builders, represents four generations of entrepreneurs within his family providing these services, which first began with his great-grandfather and was passed all the way down to him.

Jon is the first to form the LLC, create a brand around it, and apply business principles to the work that his family has been doing for many years as his father is now passing the torch to him.

Vibrant Acadiana website earns international distinction

LAFAYETTE, La., June 14, 2022 – The winners of the 28th Annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. One Acadiana has received two Silver Awards of Distinction for its Vibrant Acadiana website. The website was awarded silver in the categories of Community Websites and General Websites.

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Amedisys Home Health, One Acadiana and Lafayette Council on Aging have partnered to host a fan and water drive, benefiting the members of the Lafayette Council on Aging. The drive is scheduled to take place on June 30, 2022, from 7am- 10:30am at the One Acadiana office, located at 804 East St. Mary Blvd. We are accepting fans and cases of water. Fans can be new or used.

Area Development magazine recognizes Louisiana for job creation and business investment

BATON ROUGE, La. – One of the nation’s leading economic development trade publications has presented Louisiana with a 2022 Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state as one of the nation’s leaders in statewide capital investment and job creation during 2021.

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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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