Eunice, LA – Today, One Acadiana (1A) and St. Landry Economic Development (SLED), joined Riceland Crawfish, producer of Louisiana crawfish and alligator meat products, in the announcement that the company will expand their Acadiana-based operations. The expansion will result in 10 new direct, full-time jobs; the retention of 60 jobs; capital expenditures of $2 million in the construction of a new 33,000 sq. ft. building; and an additional $1 million spent in new equipment.
Over the past year, eight of the nine school districts in the 1A region maintained their annual letter grade, even under the state’s more rigorous grading system. Among the highlights: Vermilion Parish is one of only four districts in the state to earn an ‘A’ rating, and Early College Academy in Lafayette Parish is tied for the second highest performing school in the state.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - In a recent national report, Louisiana ranked 45th in the country as best states for transportation.

Eight months into the job, One Acadiana CEO and president Troy Wayman has been focusing on the regional infrastructure visioning report, or RIVR, which highlights the top road projects to tackle in the nine parish region. 

"It's narrowed down to 21 projects that have strongest regional impact," Wayman said. 

Pat Lewis, Lafayette councilman for District 3, says more prep may save money in the long run. 

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

1. Give us a brief history of your company.

Indoor Recreation sells and services game tables including pool, air hockey, foosball, and ping-pong tables, as well as sells pool cues, ball sets, cloth, racks, pub tables, arcade games, juke boxes, poker tables, bars, barstools, and clocks. And It all started in a garage!

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My business history dates back to 1962 when I opened my first retail clothing store on Holcombe Blvd. (across from the Shamrock Hilton) in Houston, TX.  From this one 1200 sq ft store, I grew the business to 15 stores in Houston, New Orleans, and New York.  I was fortunate enough to find key employees who supported my efforts. Today, I remain in the retail business as well as the real estate business.

Opelousas, LA St. Landry Parish Economic Development with One Acadiana (1A) announced that a 45.77-acre site along I-49 has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.

State economic development officials have certified a 45-acre site along Interstate 49 in Opelousas in a move expected to help attract businesses and industry to the area. 

The site, called Blue Andrus, is on the south side of Opelousas along the I-49 frontage road south of the Judson Walsh exit.

A certified site is a development-ready industrial site that has completed the review process by both Louisiana Economic Development and an independent third-party engineering firm.

Candidates running for 3rd Congressional District face off in Forum sponsored by One Acadiana Wednesday, October 17

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Six of the seven candidates vying for the 3rd Congressional District race took part in a candidate forum Wednesday night.

The crowded field includes four Democrats, “Rob” Anderson, Mimi Methvin, Larry Rader, and Verone Thomas; two Republicans, Josh Guillory and U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins; and one Libertarian, Aaron Andrus.

Rader was scheduled to attend, but backed out of the forum citing a last-minute scheduling conflict.

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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

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