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Jason El Koubi’s greatest contributions to Acadiana were to build a structured organization for regional progress and to leave a road map for us to get there. The rest is up to us.

The departing president and CEO of One Acadiana, a nine-parish “super chamber” of regional leadership, serves his last day in that role this week. On July 31, he assumes the No. 2 position at Virginia Economic Development Partnership, that state’s rough equivalent to Louisiana Economic Development.

LAFAYETTE — Legislators spent the last couple of months in Baton Rouge, working to fix the state’s budget woes.
After not doing so during the regular legislative session, state lawmakers did pass a budget during a special session that followed. While that is now in the rearview, for those who attended One Acadiana’s Legislative Session Recap Thursday morning, there is still plenty of work to be done to right Louisiana’s fiscal future.

For Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana’s misses and struggles say as much about the organization at its hits and triumphs.

There was the tax increase to support Lafayette’s public schools, which failed by a landslide. There’s the continuing effort to make complete the Interstate 49 Connector through Lafayette, no sure thing still. There’s the ever-present struggle to develop the workforce and find jobs for displaced oil-and-gas workers.

Lessons from the Corner Office offers up-close and personal conversations with local leaders and professionals who share insights on leadership, brand growth and community engagement with members of One Acadiana.

Jerry Vascocu, Acadiana Market President of IberiaBank, was the featured speaker on January 25, 2017, before a packed house at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The sponsor, Cane River Pecans and its “Chief Nut Officer,” Jady Regard, ensured that the crowd was happy and got to taste their delicious pecans.

Lafayette, LA – One Acadiana (1A) received two communication awards from Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL) Acadiana, a regional organization of PR practitioners.

C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C., has announced the promotion of Sherie Burton to the position of Director of Corporate Communications. In this new role, Ms. Burton will work closely with the Corporate Executive Team to advance the company’s strategic goals and will work to grow the Fenstermaker brand by communicating the company’s vision, culture and capabilities.

Ms. Burton will develop and orchestrate communications, media relations and social media efforts to drive the company’s priorities forward and achieve the goals set forth in Fenstermaker’s Strategic Plan.

One Acadiana’s Jim Bourgeois Interim CEO During Transition

Lafayette, LA – Today, One Acadiana (1A) announced Jason El Koubi has been selected by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), the state economic development authority for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to serve as its executive vice president, the no. 2 position in the organization. El Koubi served as 1A’s President and CEO since September 2013 beginning with 1A's predecessor organization, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koub has been selected for a prestigious leadership honor by the French-American Foundation.

Each year, the foundation, which has worked for 36 years out of offices in New York and Paris to build strong ties between France and the U.S., selects highly accomplished individuals under the age of 40 from business, government, journalism, academia and culture who reflect the future of the two nations. 

Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux announced that Mark Dubroc, President of Dubroc Engineering, will leave the private sector to serve as Director of the LCG Public Works Department, effective July 17.

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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.

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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