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One Acadiana has hired Lafayette native André Breaux to be the economic development agency’s director of policy initiatives.

Breaux will lead the agency’s team in developing and advancing policies on transportation infrastructure, pre-K education and workforce development, One Acadiana President Jason El Koubi said Tuesday.

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An engine doesn’t go without pistons. You don’t see them, but they’re essential for momentum.

The same can be said for a community: It must have individuals, visionaries and heavy-lifters, folks who create momentum and influence trajectory. Lafayette has them — in spades.

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The Interstate 49 Connector through Lafayette will either be the best economic spark the city has seen in decades or the biggest mistake since the Evangeline Thruway cut the city in half.

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Monday marks the close of a voter-approved one-cent sales tax to build a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.

The LRA Commission held a press conference Monday morning to celebrate the end of the eight-month sales tax and the community's support for airport expansion.

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One Acadiana announced its endorsement of a 7.27-mil property tax renewal on Saturday’s ballot that supports Lafayette Parish School System operations.

The millage has been on the rolls for more than 40 years and generates about $14 million a year for the school system.

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One Acadiana has expressed its strong support for a tax renewal for the Lafayette Parish School System.

The 7.27 millage renewal will be on the ballot Saturday. It has been in place for more than 40 years, and generates about $14 million each year for the district.

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This has been one of the most exciting and challenging years of my life. Being a part of a fledgling organization that means so much to so many is both overwhelming and rewarding. It's difficult for one person to set all the things in motion required for success. In fact, that sort of isolationism can cause the opposite.

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Although it’s not that big a surprise that communities thrive better when thinking regionally, there’s another lesson built into the experience of Charleston: Hard times focus the mind amazingly.

The South Carolina port city unified after a serious economic and social blow to the community and its surrounding counties.

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After 61 of its members returned from a trip to research fellow southern city Charleston, South Carolina, regional chamber One Acadiana is touting its political support from political hopefuls.

On Monday, One Acadiana officials held a press conference to announce that all four “major” gubernatorial candidates and others running in state and local races have expressed support for all or portions of the organization’s “Priorities for a Better Acadiana” initiative.

The four major contenders for governor and 31 legislative candidates in the region are backing all or some of the economic development group One Acadiana’s regional priorities, the organization announced Monday.

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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

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Click the play button above to watch One Acadiana President & CEO Troy Wayman on the Louisiana Business & Industry Show.

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News Page Play Button.pngClick the icon to listen to One Acadiana staff member André Breaux (VP, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs) and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing the 2019 election season on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM

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If interested in more information about news, contact EVP, Economic Development Jim Bourgeois at jim@oneacadiana.org

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