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Southern Success Stories: Something Borrowed Blooms

The winning combination of economic investment opportunity, talent, and creativity makes South Louisiana a playground for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. It is a place where startups have access to everything needed to flourish into successful, nationally recognized companies. One such business leading the way in its creative approach is Something Borrowed Blooms, a unique […]

Building a Strong Workforce Pipeline: How higher-ed and businesses are working together to cultivate a job-ready workforce.

Investing is an essential part of any successful business model. Restaurants invest in quality meat and produce to create the best dining experience for their customers. Factories invest in upgrading machinery for higher production. Farmers invest in the best seed for the highest possible yield. Here in South Louisiana, we invest in our people and […]

Gov. Edwards, SafeSource Direct And Ochsner Health Announce PPE Production Facilities In Lafayette, St. Martin Parishes

Gov. Edwards, SafeSource Direct And Ochsner Health Announce PPE Production Facilities In Lafayette, St. Martin Parishes

*Facilities to include headquarters and two personal protective equipment manufacturing plants, resulting in over 2,200 new direct, indirect jobs.* BROUSSARD, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Ochsner Health President and CEO Warner Thomas, SafeSource Direct CEO Justin Hollingsworth and other officials to announce the development of two manufacturing facilities for personal protective equipment, or […]

2020 Business Development Totals

2020 Business Development Totals

2020 was a whirlwind of a year for businesses, entrepreneurs, communities, and everyone in between. From companies that reinvented themselves to small businesses that survived, pivoted, and thrived, we are proud of the strength of our South Louisiana community and grateful for the network of support for the local businesses that continue to drive our […]

Powerful stories from women who are driving change in South Louisiana

Powerful stories from women who are driving change in South Louisiana

Shining A Spotlight on Strong Women In South Louisiana Powerful stories from women who are driving change in South Louisiana In celebration of Women’s History month, we’re spotlighting female leaders who embody the spirit of South Louisiana. This interview series shines a spotlight on the strong women who are finding success in our nine-parish region […]

South Louisiana Success Stories: hampr

South Louisiana Success Stories: hampr

Discover how the South Louisiana laundry-delivery startup found its way into the healthcare sector in the middle of a pandemic “There’s no point looking back,” said Laurel Hess, founder and CEO of hampr. “Sure, we could’ve grown a lot faster and it wouldn’t have been as hard without COVID, but on the flip side, Presto […]

Gov. Edwards Announces First Amazon Fulfillment Center In Louisiana

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Amazon announced the company will open its first Louisiana fulfillment center in the Lafayette Parish city of Carencro. The company will make a $100 million capital investment and create 500 direct jobs with an annual payroll of more than $16 million. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will […]

Westfield Fluid Controls To Launch Manufacturing Facility In Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Westfield Hydraulics CEO Robert A. Schacht announced the company’s affiliate, Westfield Fluid Controls, will make a $5.1 million capital investment to establish a manufacturing facility in Lafayette. Founded in 1974, Westfield Hydraulics is a leading provider of precision hydraulic and fluid control components for aerospace and […]

Cajun Traditions Announces New Meat Processing Facility In Church Point

Cajun Traditions Announces New Meat Processing Facility In Church Point

CHURCH POINT, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Cajun Traditions Food Processors owner Lonnie Richard announced the company’s development of a new meat processing and packaging facility in Church Point, Louisiana. Meat processing startup Cajun Traditions will make a $2.85 million capital investment to renovate and equip an existing facility in Church Point, […]

Gov. Edwards, SchoolMint Announce Corporate Headquarters Move from Silicon Valley to Louisiana

Gov. Edwards, SchoolMint Announce Corporate Headquarters Move from Silicon Valley to Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and SchoolMint CEO Bryan MacDonald announced the education software company will consolidate its U.S. operations in Lafayette, Louisiana, including transferring its headquarters from San Francisco. In the latest tech win for the Acadiana Region, the specialty software development company also will relocate corporate offices from New York […]

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