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One Acadiana is partnering with One Acadiana, LEDA, DDA, United Way of Acadiana, and other local chambers and economic development offices to launch "Acadiana to Geaux," a social media campaign designed to rally support for local restaurants throughout the nine-parish region of Acadiana.
One Acadiana is partnering with Eat Lafayette and other agencies to ask residents to order takeout, delivery or curbside meals from local restaurants Thursday to support those businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.
A free webinar this morning will explore the impact of COVID-19 on the Louisiana oil and gas industry. The virtual event is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Gifford Briggs will discuss projected job losses and broader economic consequences of the pandemic.
Nearly every business in Acadiana is preparing for a revenue to drop as the result of the coronavirus pandemic with a majority of them bracing for it to be down significantly, a survey shows. Over 70% of the nearly 1,000 businesses surveyed in the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey are anticipating that significant drop, and over a third said they are considering laying off workers. A small number of businesses also estimated layoffs could impact over 100 employees.
The chamber of commerce for the region, One Acadiana, announced the launch Friday of its Economic Recovery Toolkit, an online collection of resources for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
More than 90% of businesses in Acadiana expect sales or revenue declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a third already have laid off workers and many are unsure how long they can weather the distressed economy, according to a business impact survey conducted by economic development groups.
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – One Acadiana (1A) has announced the launch of a new Economic Recovery Toolkit for businesses facing economic hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak. The resource guide provides vital information on key COVID-19 business assistance programs. 
One Acadiana has announced a new resource for businesses facing economic hardships due to COVID-19. On Friday, April 3, the economic development organization launched their Economic Recovery Toolkit containing quick-reference guides and disaster aid resources.
One Acadiana today announced the launch of a new Economic Recovery Toolkit for businesses facing economic hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak. The toolkit includes a series of quick-reference guides designed to help businesses navigate disaster aid resources, including the Paycheck Protection Program — a key provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act aimed at keeping workers employed and small businesses afloat.
Acadiana’s businesses already feel widespread economic pain, according to a survey conducted by a coalition of local economic development and community organizations, including LEDA, One Acadiana and more. Of roughly 1,000 local businesses surveyed between March 19 and March 25, 91% expected revenue to decline. 

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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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