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TOP 10 Biz Deals of 2014

Just hours before this issue was going to press, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate’s Steven Hebert delivered more upbeat news: “With some amazement, I can report that at some point last week, Lafayette Parish real estate sales surpassed last year’s annual record of $674 million."

Louisiana’s Big Picture

The Motion Picture Incentive Act states that its “primary purpose is to encourage development in Louisiana of a strong capital and infrastructure base for motion picture production in order to achieve an independent, self–supporting industry.” Yet 12 years and $1.

UDC Gets Green Light

“The things we say we want, let’s make them easy to do,” Chief Development Offi cer Carlee Alm-LaBar told council members on April 21 when the UDC was before the panel as an introductory ordinance.

Economic Impact

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


Quality Companies USA, a Youngsville-based oil and gas contractor operating in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the U.S., was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its commitment to continuous improvement and quality.

30 Years of Fabulous

Lafayette took a leap of faith three decades ago with our inaugural Festival International de Louisiane. The rest is history.

By George

Southwest Louisiana’s top economic development professional keeps his eye on the future — and we think he’s got it.

Disturbing Development

An ongoing legal battle between the developers of Ambassador Town Center and a group of wealthy landowners appears to stem directly from a Louisiana tax law loophole that can be exploited — if you know the game and how to play it.


Lafayette began seeding a high-tech playing field more than a century ago, and it’s now paying off with a growing roster of major-league companies.

More Important Than Ever

In the midst of an ongoing economic downturn, this year’s LEDA Job Fair will be critical in connecting employers with their most valuable resource — employees.

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