News | October 2017

Across Acadiana, companies are using “Smart City” technology to power new projects and grow their business. In Acadiana, Smart City projects include real-time air quality monitoring and telehealth systems. We’re proud to showcase the 1A investors and partners who are making Smart City technology a reality in the region.
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Since 1980, Metro Communications, Inc. has been providing superior solutions in the audio and visual industry to a wide array of businesses throughout the Southeast.

Nearly 30 companies were on hand at South Louisiana Community College’s Ville Platte campus yesterday for a job fair. The event was hosted by the City of Ville Platte, One Acadiana, LEDA, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

“South Louisiana Community College here in the Ville Platte area are very excited about this event.” said Ville Platte Campus Director, Carleen Jones. “This was our way of partnering with the City of Ville Platte and we wanted to give back to the community, and try to get everybody back to work.”

Acadiana business leaders are getting more insight on the future of Louisiana's economy.
    
One Acadiana hosted the 2017 Entree to Business Breakfast with Doctor Loren Scott.

"We are looking back at 2017 and seeing where the economy has come from,"  said Anita Begnaud, VP of Gov. Affairs & Comm. "We are also looking ahead to see where the economy is going.  Dr. Loren Scott gives a very witty performance on the economy, but a very informative one."

Economist Answers The Question About When Job Growth Will Occur In Lafayette Area

Economist Loren Scott said the Lafayette area will lose about 800 jobs in 2018, but should experience a recovery in 2019 with the addition of 1,600 jobs.
Scott made his 14th annual Louisiana Economic Output report to One Acadiana in Lafayette on Thursday morning.
“Louisiana is finally emerging from a 20-month recession due to a dramatic downturn in the state’s oil patch,” the report states.

Economist Loren Scott suggests in his Louisiana Economic Outlook that Louisiana may top the 2 million employment mark in 2019, if job strength continues to grow.

Acadiana's prosperity remains inextricably linked to oil and gas, a leading Louisiana economist says. That's the old news.

Here's what new: The Lafayette area is nearing bottom of a multiyear economic slump, the result of a lingering energy prices tailspin, but may see some rebound in 2019.

The short story, according to Loren Scott, LSU professor emeritus in economics?

The oil slump-stricken Lafayette area could begin to add jobs in 2019, about 1,600 of them, but likely will first experience another slight down year of 800 jobs in 2018, an economic forecast shows.

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