July 29, 2009 05:00 AM
Lafayette’s wildcatter spirit has diversified. The dictionary defines wildcatter as someone who takes foolish risks. Here in the heart of Acadiana we define a wildcatter as someone with a ceaseless spirit of entrepreneurship who gets the job done ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
We’re scouting the market for Acadiana’s top privately held companies. What do you have planned for your summer vacation? For us here at Acadiana Business, the time will be spent launching a new project that requires exhaustive research. We’re ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
Stanford’s sales contests aren’t sitting well with investors — who are just now finding out about them. Recent news articles by BusinessWeek and other major media outlets highlighting egregious nationwide sales contests coming out of Stanford ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
There’s an elephant in the developer’s room, and it’s going to take absolute teamwork to get him out the door. Despite a downturn in the economy, development continues, especially in the somewhat insulated areas in the Gulf South, but there is ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
There are 10 key components of financial planning that, if tackled over time, can give you peace of mind and a solid future. In order to succeed in its economic development mission, LEDA strives to have board members with a wide variety of professional ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
The chamber promotes high-tech wildcatting in the 21st century to see if broadband can be the new Black Gold. Ideas and creative exchange are the payload in the new century. Economic development pros understand that successful communities in the future ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
National retailers sitting on the sidelines could open a window of opportunity for locally owned businesses. “People thought we were crazy,” says Molly Richard as she feverishly writes down my order for two tacos (one pork, one chicken), and passes ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
No one in the know thought the residential boom would last forever — and neither will today’s home-buying incentives. The banking debacle and its associated mortgage crisis have had far-reaching effects. While a healthy real estate economy here ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
2009 is on pace to be a record-setting year for construction in Lafayette. Building permits and construction valuations are two important statistics LEDA tracks. Because these numbers are made available immediately upon purchase of commercial and ...
April 29, 2009 12:00 AM
LUS’ fiber capacity is a huge economic development opportunity for Lafayette to emerge as a global leader in educational tools for the new century. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding a recent report issued by Greg Davis to the Greater Lafayette ...

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