Dec. 21, 2009 09:01 PM
Lafayette is poised to hit the ground running when the national economy begins its upswing. The past year and a half have been tumultuous for communities across the U.S. Here in Acadiana we have seen an economic slowdown, but 2009 was a year of some ...
Dec. 21, 2009 08:54 PM
A new education stakeholders’ coalition in the parish combined with updated, easy-to-understand state accountability standards could provide the opportunity for a fresh start with local business leaders. But performance expectations will — and ...
Dec. 21, 2009 08:40 PM
Acadiana buyers waiting for lower interest rates could miss out on homes with high-quality amenities. In Acadiana’s residential real estate market, many buyers are sitting on the fence waiting for lower interest rates, but if they wait too long ...
Nov. 25, 2009 05:00 AM
Lots of good economic news was made in Lafayette this year. With the filming of Secretariat here, 2009 may well be remembered as the year Disney discovered Lafayette, but the story that’s likely to go the distance is Pixel Magic’s decision to open ...
Nov. 25, 2009 05:00 AM
A financial day of reckoning is just around the bend, and it will be painful, expensive and highly disruptive. Here in America, we used to take pride in claiming that we had a market-based, capitalistic economy. That system paved the way for the development ...
Nov. 25, 2009 05:00 AM
Retailers are turning their attention from stable economies like Lafayette’s to landlords offering long-term sweetheart deals in distressed areas. The commercial real estate world we live in changes on a day-to-day basis, and any attempts to stabilize ...
Nov. 25, 2009 05:00 AM
Lafayette is one of the best places to live during this economic downturn, but don’t take my word for it. Lafayette regularly receives an A when it comes to quality of life and cultural endeavors, and it should come as no surprise that Lafayette also ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
With oil execs and NPR on the same page, natural gas is getting the attention it deserves In September when National Public Radio announced a series of reports titled “Rediscovering Natural Gas by Hitting Rock Bottom,” it got my attention. NPR’s ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
Does oil still have a stronghold in Acadiana’s real estate market? In short, yes ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
More than 900 energy-related businesses in Lafayette Parish, significantly more than any other parish in the state, stand to lose big if the Obama administration has its way. Energized Lafayette has more energy-related ...

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