Lafayette, LA – One Acadiana (1A)’s leadership has announced new appointments to the board. The Board of Directors of the economic development organization and chamber of commerce will focus in 2019 on business development, policy, and membership initiatives.

In October of 2018, the region’s business leaders invested in 1A elected 2019 Officers:

One Acadiana will host its 2019 Regional networking event February 13th.

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One Acadiana CEO Troy Wayman joined Acadiana's Morning News with Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee. Tickets are available now to the annual regional celebration in Lafayette.

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The regional celebration is an annual event to talk about the successes and opportunities in our area. You can buy tickets by clicking the button below. Townsquare Media is a proud member of One Acadiana.


On February 13, One Acadiana will be hosting its 2019 Regional Celebration. This networking event is considered one of the biggest social gatherings of Acadiana’s business community. Economic development, policy initiatives, and national marketing efforts are a few topics that will be in the spotlight during the event. GMA guests include Troy Wayman, President & CEO, One Acadiana and Sharon Truxillo. All members of the business community are invited to attend and connect with other professional colleagues while witnessing the impact of committing to One Acadiana.

One Acadiana is preparing to kick off their regional celebration on February 13, 2019. The organization is expecting to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018 and highlight the plans for this year. Their large sponsor, Cox Communications, is expected to partner with the organization for the event. 

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"What if we train them and they leave? What if we don't and they stay?"

Missy Rogers, president of Noble Plastics, recited the adage about a fear many business owners experience when the conversation turns to growing training opportunities.

Employers might fear that a more trained and highly skilled workforce will want higher pay or will leave for other jobs, increasing employers' costs. But maintaining a limited workforce, doesn't pay off either, as the proverb says.

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ASHRM was formed in 1978 by local Human Resource Professionals. In February 1980, the organization was chartered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is a worldwide organization of Human Resource Professionals. Our goal is to provide our local practitioners and business leaders with valuable HR resources and networking opportunities. We currently have over 300 members.

A high school degree is "no longer the ceiling, but the floor" for an education, a state official told a group of local and state business, education and charity leaders gathered Thursday at the University of Louisiana Lafayette to talk about the importance of secondary education for the future of Louisiana.

Acadiana Initiative to be First in Louisiana

Lafayette, LA – Today, One Acadiana (1A) joined partners from across the region to launch “55 by 25,” an initiative with a goal of increasing the proportion of working adults in Acadiana with postsecondary degrees, certificates, or other high-value credentials to 55 percent by 2025. As of the most recent Census data, Acadiana’s current rate is about 40 percent.

LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana (1A), today announced the promotion of Trenton Leonards to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

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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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