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Coastal Plains Meat Company Announces $3.5 Million Acquisition and Expansion of Processing Facility in Eunice

Coastal Plains Meat Company Announces $3.5 Million Acquisition and Expansion of Processing Facility in Eunice

Project will increase capacity at the state’s largest meat processing facility and create 34 direct and indirect new jobs EUNICE, La. — Coastal Plains Meat Company is making a $3.5 million capital investment in the acquisition and expansion of a meat processing facility in Eunice, Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Coastal Plains owner and […]

South Louisiana: Coded for Success

South Louisiana: Coded for Success

According to a report from Software.org, the software industry has created more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana—a 21.7 percent increase in job creation since 2014. This growth has contributed to the $1.5 billion of direct value to the state’s GDP. Each year, more software and tech companies are choosing to open their […]

Southern Success Stories: Acadian Companies
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Southern Success Stories: Acadian Companies

Since 1971, Acadian Companies has provided South Louisiana with medical transport services while staying engaged with the needs of its community and employees. Acadian Companies has placed itself as a top company with a national and global reach and proudly rooted in South Louisiana. This year, the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with zero […]

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LHC Group and SCP Health Partner to Provide Advanced Clinical Care in the Home

New strategic partnership will develop innovative care models with hospitals and health systems LAFAYETTE, La. (July 7, 2021) – LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) – a national provider of in-home healthcare services and innovations for communities around the nation, and SCP Health – a national clinical leader in acute unscheduled care, announced today the formation […]

Laying Roots in South Louisiana

Laying Roots in South Louisiana

South Louisiana is a place where businesses can develop, workforces thrive, and citizens enjoy the joi de vivre of Cajun culture. Businesses seeking new opportunities to lay roots will find that South Louisiana is an ideal place to dig in. Its recent national ranking of Top 10 for Certified Sites and Shovel-Ready Programs illustrates that […]

Southern Success Stories: Something Borrowed Blooms
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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 […]

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