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 ...
Oct. 16, 2015 02:09 PM
There's a word that often characterizes our community, our people — who we are and what we do. That word is UNITY. Not only do we unite to celebrate victories, but we also come together as a community in times of sorrow. After experiencing a devastating ...
Sept. 15, 2015 12:44 AM
Oil is taking its toll, but the local economy will not crash and burn this time around. Living in South Louisiana, we are not strangers to ups and downs in the oil and gas industry. It comes with the territory. There is no doubt the local economy ...
July 21, 2015 11:08 AM
Yes, slumping oil prices are affecting Lafayette, but diversification and our entrepreneurial spirit will see us through this rough patch ...
June 15, 2015 11:19 AM
Downturns are an opportunity to improve and innovate ...
May 15, 2015 11:08 AM
Anyone who thinks the arts are not economic development needs schooling ...
April 16, 2015 07:47 AM
The big question mark is still the extent to which depressed oil prices will impact our economy ...

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