Aug. 15, 2016 03:09 PM
In 2012, InventureWorks hosted The Vault — the start of bringing together innovators and investors around ideas that had commercialization potential ...
July 15, 2016 11:24 AM
Despite our current economic struggles, diversification and technology ensure that Lafayette and Acadiana will bounce back stronger than ever ...
June 15, 2016 12:09 AM
While some are celebrating low prices at the pump, here in Acadiana we are coming to grips with a global energy industry that has eliminated more than $100 billion in spending since June 2014. It’s easy for that to be overwhelming. It is also hard to ...
May 16, 2016 11:12 AM
What makes a community attractive to business and potential talent is often one in the same ...
April 18, 2016 11:50 AM
Not too many years ago it might have been difficult to find true Louisiana culture beyond the state line. But today you can see Swamp Pop soda on the big screen in Los Angeles, add a dash of Tabasco to your dinner on Fifth Avenue in New York and throw ...
March 15, 2016 12:46 AM
Waitr (waitrapp.com), one of Opportunity Machine’s most rapidly growing companies, is changing the face of innovation in South Louisiana. It’s created something that is making its customers’ lives easier and making them say, “Wow!” Waitr Inc ...
Feb. 16, 2016 11:22 AM
I'm being asked more frequently about the oil and gas industry’s impact on the local economy and where the economy is headed. As we continue to see adjustments in the community due to the downturn in the energy sector, the desire to get those questions ...
Jan. 15, 2016 12:06 AM
LEDA allocates significant time and resources to business retention and expansion efforts because most new jobs in a community are created by existing companies. We find that the best opportunities for growth often stem from existing relationships ...
Dec. 15, 2015 01:35 PM
Last month, I wrote about LEDA’s economic impact on Lafayette’s economy and some of our core services— visitation program, site identification and market research. This month I’ll share information about LEDA’s remaining services that contribute ...
Nov. 10, 2015 03:54 PM
Quantified a decade ago, LEDA’s role in the local economy continues to grow — and to diversify ...

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While the members of this diverse group of Acadiana women can’t all say they were firsts, each of them has contributed to our community in ways too countless to capture in 500-word profiles ...