June 16, 2014 05:09 PM
The Economic Performance Index shows that Lafayette's economy remains ascendent. The Economic Performance Index shows that Lafayette's economy remains ascendent. By Gregg Gothreaux Wednesday, June 18, 2014 When LEDA and ABiz unveiled the Lafayette ...
April 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center LEDA meets with hundreds of businesses throughout the year, and one of the top concerns we hear from them repeatedly is workforce - whether it's finding the number ...
March 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Lafayette's economy enters its fourth year of steady growth. Lafayette's December 2013 Economic Performance Index is 119, up five points compared to December 2012. The index at the end of the fourth quarter showed a one-point increase from the end ...
Feb. 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Setting the record straight on that February story in HuffPo At the beginning of February Huffington Post ran a story that was surprising to many in Lafayette. The story cited a report prepared for the U.S. Conference of Mayors by IHS Global Insight ...
Dec. 13, 2013 07:59 PM
Third quarter EPI bests second quarter 2013 and comparable quarter last year. Third quarter EPI bests second quarter 2013 and comparable quarter last year. By Gregg Gothreaux Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 The Lafayette Economic Performance Index, which tracks ...
Nov. 15, 2013 12:00 AM
Up almost 5 percent over last year, retail sales continue to outperform every other barometer. Since 2012, LEDA has been sharing its quarterly Economic Performance Index score (see the October issue of ABiz for the most recent EPI). Even before we ...
Aug. 22, 2013 06:00 AM
LEDA and AED's outreach-visitation program proves time and again that human connection is good for business. LEDA and our regional ally, Acadiana Economic Development, work with businesses that run the gamut from single-employee startups to headquarter ...
May 15, 2013 04:58 PM
2012 was a banner year for Lafayette. Not only did Lafayette retailers reach an all-time high of $5.7 billion in sales in 2012, but Lafayette's unemployment rate dropped below 4% for the first time since 2009. Photo by Robin May Gregg ...
Jan. 18, 2013 07:38 PM
Communities are known by the companies they keep. Communities are known by the companies they keep. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013I recently had the opportunity to emcee the Upper Lafayette Success Stories luncheon. This year's honorees, Ace Plumbing ...
Dec. 18, 2012 08:26 PM
Lafayette's economy continues three-year streak. The Lafayette Economic Performance Index continues to paint a picture of a community that is thriving while many others are navigating an array of economic pitfalls. You'll be hard pressed to find ...

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