About LEDA

The Lafayette Economic Development Authority is committed to providing resources and assistance to businesses.

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LEDA works with businesses to get started and to grow in Lafayette, Louisiana and the surrounding communities. We work to retain and attract businesses to create better jobs for our residents.

Through innovative collaborations with business, government and education, LEDA strives to grow the community’s business base for future development and diversification.

About LEDA

LEDA sets your business on the right path from the start. By combining our knowledge of the region and in-depth research, we will work with you to build a strong foundation for your growth and expansion. We maintain strong relationships with the organizations that can help bring the best of Lafayette’s community assets to you.

We are dedicated to providing assistance to your business whether you’ve been here for years or are brand new to the region. By establishing an action plan tailored to your needs, LEDA makes sure your business stays competitive and successful.

ISO Certification

In 1997, LEDA became the first economic development organization in North America to achieve ISO certification. The staff of LEDA  practices the concept of Plan, Do, Check, Adjust. LEDA acknowledges that quality is defined by the customer. To ensure customer satisfaction, LEDA is devoted to continuous improvement and strives to maintain a quality-driven environment. 


ISO Certification

LEDA Resource Center

The LEDA Resource Center— conveniently located in the Research Park of UL Lafayette's University Common— is the perfect location to hold company training and seminars or to make a presentation to a special client. State-of-the-art equipment and a professional setting provide an excellent environment to conduct business.

Conference Room: seating up to 70 people
Development Room: seating for 10 people
Project Room: seating for 6

Have an important meeting scheduled? Contact Lena Styles, Assistant Administrator, at 337-593-1400 to find out if the LEDA Resource Center is a good fit.