Lafayette, Louisiana

With an entrepreneurial spirit and Cajun and Creole cultures known around the world, Lafayette is a unique environment for work and living.


Located midway between Houston and New Orleans, Lafayette serves as an economic center in South Louisiana.


The region's legendary joie de vivre and Cajun and Creole cultures are known around the globe, creating a unique environment for work and play.

Lafayette is an energy, medical, transportation, finance, technology, entertainment, education and retail hub. The business base of the parish includes energy services, manufacturing, health care, transportation and distribution, education, technology, finance, tourism and other service-related industries.

The resilience of Lafayette's economy is attributed to our strategic growth, entrepreneurial spirit and skilled workforce that demonstrates a strong work ethic influenced by southern values. With this foundation, Lafayette Parish (County) fosters an economy that supports thriving and diverse industry sectors.

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State-of-the-art manufacturing facility available

Located on 14.7 acres at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT), this aerospace/aviation manufacturing and final assembly facility also houses office and meeting spaces. The $25 million facility, owned by the Lafayette Airport Commission, offers many fabrication and delivery options.

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New terminal opens at Lafayette Regional Airport

At 129,000 sq. ft., the new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport is more than twice as large as the existing terminal. The terminal has five boarding gates with room to add two more. In addition to the terminal, the project includes a new remote transmitter/receiver (RTR) facility, an expanded parking lot, a consolidated rental car facility, concessions on both sides of the security gates, and an advanced baggage handling system.

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University of Louisiana receives R1 designation

UL Lafayette has achieved the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning’s elite R1 designation. This places UL Lafayette among the nation’s top tier of public and private research institutions, those with “very high research activity,” according to Carnegie. R1 status is synonymous with academic excellence, research, innovation and global impact.

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Seven Certified Sites in Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Parish is home to seven Certified Sites that have undergone an extensive review process, which includes everything from environmental studies, soil analyses and surveys to zoning restrictions and authenticity documentation. This due diligence ensures that all aspects of the site meet compliance regulations, ultimately delivering a property primed for development.

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Growth and Success in Lafayette, LA

Since 2014, businesses have committed to creating more than 3,900 direct jobs in Lafayette Parish. Our most recent announcements include:

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Schlumberger invests $11.5 million to create North Gulf Coast Operations Hub in Lafayette

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ASH Industries announces 85-job expansion

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Calls Plus announces workforce expansion

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Completeful set to purchase former Walmart building on Evangeline Thruway

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SafeSource Direct and Ochsner Health announce PPE production facilities in Broussard

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Kibberia expands commercial kitchen to Lafayette Parish

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Mandi D. Mitchell, President and CEO  |  email Mandi   | 337-593-1400

Hoyt Strain, Director of Business Attraction  | email Hoyt   | 337-593-1415