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Tailor Made

In 2012, SLCC merged with the Acadiana Technical College, bringing together academic and technical programs, as well as the Early College Academy, which offers students the chance to attend college during their high school years.

Banking on Community

Local bankers say they won’t run from oil and gas because it will bounce back; they also believe the area economy is strong enough to see the industry through this down cycle.


Jeffery McCullough comes from a very small town in Georgia. Educated at Georgia Southern University as a designer, he has divided his time among Atlanta, New York City and Lafayette over the last decade. Though sadly he is relocating to NYC, the show isn’t over, as McCullough will continue to call Lafayette his part-time home.

United We Can Achieve More

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 event, as we did this summer, economic hard times are put into perspective.

Economic Impact

Quantified a decade ago, LEDA’s role in the local economy continues to grow — and to diversify.

Not a Shadow of a Doubt

Despite our current economic struggles, diversification and technology ensure that Lafayette and Acadiana will bounce back stronger than ever.

In The Music Garden

Melissa Stelly Stevenson's commitment to invest in the future of creative and critical thinkers and art makers through music instruction extends from the classroom to her new studio

Giver Guide

Nonprofits in need, a community willing

Shop Local Today and Every Day

The survival of locally owned businesses — and to a large extent the survival of our community — rests in your pocketbook.

Opportunities Abound

The Feb. 22 Industrial Trades Career Fair is the place to be for those looking for jobs or career advancement.

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