An enhanced geographic information system is giving prospective investors in Acadiana new insights into available property in this region.

Anne Falgout, executive director of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, says her agency is using the “sophisticated new tool” to help real estate agents and property owners to tout the assets of their sites. The public can scan information about available property and buildings online and better visualize them as a match for their interests.

In addition to assisting local businesses with their needs, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is tasked with helping potential businesses find a place to be successful in the parish.

Since its inception, VEDA has worked with real estate agents and property owners to catalog land and buildings to be shared with interested parties. Now, through a partnership with One Acadiana and allies throughout the region, VEDA has a sophisticated new tool to help them in this process.

SLCC’s recently built Health and Science Building strikes a bold image in Lafayette. This piece of architecture, constructed by The Lemoine Company, represents many things. Foremost, it represents the community college’s expanding role in educating and training Acadiana’s future workforce. For Lenny Lemoine, CEO of The Lemoine Company, it also symbolizes his commitment to growing the region’s potential.

Give us a brief history of your company

Broussard Poché, LLP started out as a small firm in Crowley, LA in 1953.  Since then, we’ve continued to expand throughout the place we call home, Acadiana.  You can find our tax, audit and consulting offices in Lafayette, New Iberia, and Crowley. 


What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

Here's what's in a name, South Louisiana business leaders may learn: new business and talent.

One Acadiana unveiled and launched a new regional brand, developed after a six-month effort, for their nine member parishes Tuesday.

One Acadiana will host the 2017 Entrée to Business Breakfast featuring Dr. Loren Scott’s Louisiana Economic Outlook, returning to DoubleTree by Hilton on Thursday, Oct. 12.

1A is taking over the long-running event from ABiz, which has suspended its operations.

The breakfast event, which kicks off at 7 a.m., is being presented by IberiaBank and sustaining sponsor Cox/Cox Business. Supporting sponsor is Dwight Andrus Insurance.

Grant to provide short term job training for current jobs

LAFAYETTE – A two-year $200,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will help South Louisiana Community College train displaced workers from the oil and gas industry for available jobs in the region – filling unmet workforce needs.

American Cancer Society Black and White Gala has announced Frank X. Neuner, Jr., Jr. as a 2017 Spirit of Hope Honoree!

As fall approaches, more than 30,000 high school students in the One Acadiana region will head back to school. These students are preparing for different kinds of jobs and will eventually form the backbone of the region’s workforce. Yet many students lack knowledge about which high-wage, high-demand jobs they should consider or the educational requirements needed to obtain these jobs.


The Lafayette International Center is pleased to invite you to a luncheon presenting guest speaker Mr. J. David Payne, VP, Global Drilling and Completions, Chevron Corporation. Mr. Payne will discuss the new business models being implemented by the major companies in the industry using Chevron’s current global business operation model to inform small Louisiana service companies how to navigate through the vetting process to pitch their products and services.


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1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Download our 2016 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.

Watch Now

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.

Listen Now

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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