Hundreds of business-minded people gathered at the Cajundome for One Acadiana’s Regional Celebration.

The celebration is all about networking, and putting a spotlight on local economic development and what’s next for the region.

“it’s not just about attracting new companies to come to your area. it’s about taking care of the companies that are already here.” said One Acadiana CEO Troy Wayman.

Wayman says one of the organization’s proudest accomplishments are the efforts of the business retention and expansion program.

Economic impact and setting the groundwork for the future of Acadiana's economy were the themes for One Acadiana's 2019 Regional Celebration Wednesday night.

Acadiana, here are the facts.

More than six out of every ten Louisiana children under age five, live in homes where both parents, or their single parent, work outside the home. Sixteen percent of parents with young children quit their jobs because of child care issues. Two out of five working parents missed a day of work over the previous three months, one out of five went from full to part-time, and more than one out of ten turned down a promotion - all because of child care issues.

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As a member of the International & Regional Magazine Association (IRMA), Acadiana Profile is one among several regional magazines spread across the United States, Canada and now Bermuda. In addition to these following awards, Acadiana Profile has been a finalist for Magazine of the Year three years in a row:

2018 Gold Medals

  • Overall Art Direction
  • Magazine Photographer
  • Art Direction of a Single Story
  • Food Feature
  • Department

2018 Silver Medals

Local business and community leaders will discuss the economic forecast for Acadiana during the The Advocate’s Acadiana Economic Outlook Summit Feb. 19.

The roundtable discussion will include representatives from different areas of the community and will focus on issues expected to to affect the region in 2019.

The event will be held at the Picard Center, 200 E. Devalcourt St., with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the panel discussion from 8-10 a.m.

One Acadiana examined the STEM programs at LPSS during a luncheon on Thursday.

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The group learned how the Lafayette Parish School System prepares its students for the workforce.

The principal of the W.D. Smith Career Center, Ralph Thibodeaux explained how STEM education at its campus.

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – BBR Creative is pleased to welcome Brian Burns, a sales professional with nearly two decades of experience. Burns will serve as a business development executive for the agency.

Energy fabrication company to expand oil and gas, processing industry services adding 150 new jobs through a $2.5 million capital investment

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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Download our 2018 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 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

News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to One Acadiana staff member 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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