LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – When it comes to Lafayette’s economic outlook for 2018, respected economist Dr. Loren Scott says the Hub City has not bottomed out yet.

Despite recent job loss, Scott says the numbers have been worse, like during the oil bust of the 1980s.

“Your job loss now vs your job loss back in the 1980’s totally different – it was 19%, now you’re down 11%, Scott says.

Nearly 30 employers will be at the Ville Platte Civic Center on Oct. 18 for a career fair.

The Career Fair is being hosted by SLCC’s C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte along with the city of Ville Platte, One Acadiana, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Ville Platte Civic Center is located at 704 N. Soileau Street.

Jorgenson Consulting will lead One Acadiana’s search for a new president and CEO.

The announcement by the regional economic development organization was made in an issued release by search committee leaders Kathy Bobbs and Don Broussard.

Students from across Acadiana visit global headquarters

For more than three decades ATC Group Services has provided expert environmental consulting and engineering services to clients.

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Along with the Broussard Chamber & One Acadiana, the Crowley Chamber of Commerce played host to the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference (LACCE) in Lafayette. The group of nearly 100 Chamber Executives, their employees, and board members convened for a 3-day event consisting of professional development and networking. The group held sessions focusing on marketing, strategic planning and policy development leading up to keynote speaker, Kyle Sexton, an award-winning marketing strategist.

Leaders of One Acadiana continue search for new President & CEO

Lafayette, LA – One Acadiana, a regional economic development organization, has retained Jorgenson Consulting, a national executive search firm located in Greensboro, NC to assist in the search for the next President and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since inception in 2015, resigned in July to serve as executive vice president of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

The 20 Under 40 Young Leader Awards aim to honor Acadiana's best and brightest — those younger than 40 who help move Lafayette forward through their leadership skills and community service.

For the fifth year in a row, The Daily Advertiser has proudly partnered with the705 to organize and sponsor the awards along with  Capitol One Bank and Cox Communications.

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of this year's 20 under 40 Acadiana Leadership Awards honorees on Nov. 16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

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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

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 VP of Urban Revitalization and Development Harry Weiss and Dr. Pearson Cross discussing 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 members, Jeff Bashaw (COO) and André Breaux (Director of Policy Initiatives) give updates on One Acadiana's progess and initiatives on KRVS Radio Acadie 88.7 FM.


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