Infrastructure & Market Access

There are many reasons Lafayette, LA is known as the "Hub City" of southern Louisiana. Being strategically located at the crossroads of Interstates 10 and 49, has allowed Lafayette to establish itself as the regional leader in manufacturing, retail, medical services, technology, education, and entrepreneurial activity.

I-10-I-49-interchange

Airports

  • Lafayette Regional Airport
  • Acadiana Regional Airport

Waterways

  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge - 50 mi east
  • Port of Lake Charles - 70 mi west
  • Port of Iberia - 20 mi south
  • Port of W. St. Mary - 40 mi south
  • Port of Vermilion - 15 mi south
  • Twin Parish Port - 40 mi southwest

Railways

  • L&D Railroad
  • BNSF
  • Union Pacific

Utilities

Publicly owned and operated, Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) provides the City of Lafayette with electric, water, and wastewater services that are among the lowest priced in the state. Other private companies provide electrical power, natural gas, and waste disposal to municipalities in Lafayette Parish. LUS Fiber provides some of the fastest internet in the world to customers in the City of Lafayette and some surrounding areas— with speeds up to 10 Gbps.

For more information on infrastructure, contact

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Hoyt Strain

Manager of Business Recruitment
(337) 593-1415
hoyts@lafayette.org