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Al Gonsoulin got his start with Petroleum Helicopter International, Inc (PHI) in 2001. At the time it was a company on the verge of bankruptcy. How did PHI, Inc turn it around?

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Towny was founded two years ago with a mission to encourage people to buy, bank, and give locally and reward them for doing so. Strong local economies create strong communities that cornerstones such as schools, parks, and public safety services depend on to thrive. We are creating and growing a network to help build stronger communities.

Experience young leaders in action at a The Leader in Me leadership event on February 9th at Martin Petitjean Elementary.

Martin Petitjean Elementary was one the first The Leader in Me (TLIM) schools in Acadiana to achieve Lighthouse status. Attending a Leadership Day at a Lighthouse school allows guests to learn about The Leader in Me on the deepest level possible.

Onebane Law Firm is pleased to announce that Lauren Gardner has been named a partner with the firm.

There has been talk for years about the Oil Center getting a major facelift. Recently there has been another push to help make this possible.

As the Downtown Development Authority has collaborated with One Acadiana to get the ball rolling again.  Established in 1951. the Oil Center has been the Hub of the oil industry in Lafayette.

For many years, as you walk around the many buildings and hundreds of businesses you can see the signs of age starting to show.

The goal is to ultimately make the Oil Center much more user-friendly.

One Acadiana, Lafayette's regional economic development organization, will hold its 2018 Regional Celebration on Friday, February 28th at the Cajudome Convention Center.

The celebration, held yearly, brings together business owners and community leaders from across Acadiana to network and celebrate the progress the region has made based on economic development and community initiatives established during the last year. 

Hospice of Acadiana was established in 1983 by a group of forward-thinking individuals who believed that when medicine said there was nothing more that could be done, they felt there was still plenty more to do.

One Acadiana, Lafayette's chamber of commerce, today announced the selection of Troy Wayman as its next president and CEO.

Wayman currently is Vice President of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. His appointment is effective February 15.

Jim Bourgeois, the group's Interim President & CEO and Executive Director of Business Development since 2015, will serve throughout the transition. The most recent CEO, Jason El Koubi, resigned this summer. 

One Acadiana (1A) today announced the selection of Troy Wayman as its next president and CEO. Wayman currently is Vice President of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, a 2,000-member organization and economic development group. His appointment is effective February 15. Jim Bourgeois, 1A's Interim President & CEO and Executive Director of Business Development since 2015, will serve throughout the transition.

One Acadiana (1A) today announced the selection of Troy Wayman as its next president and CEO. Wayman currently is Vice President of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, a 2,000-member organization and economic development group. His appointment is effective February 15. Jim Bourgeois, 1A’s Interim President & CEO and Executive Director of Business Development since 2015, will serve throughout the transition.

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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Download our 2017 Annual Report and Business Directory.

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.

Southern Louisiana Economic Development Guide 2015-2016

Look for coverage of Acadiana throughout Vol. 1 of the 2015-2016 Southern Louisiana Economioc Development Guide. Click the image to view.

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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 VP, Urban Revitalization and Development Harry Weiss and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing importance of I-49 South and the I-49 Lafayette Connector project on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM

News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to One Acadiana staff members, Jeff Bashaw (COO) and André Breaux (VP, Policy Initiatives) give updates on One Acadiana's progress and initiatives on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM.

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