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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 […]

Gov. Edwards Announces $90 Million Investment by Cabot in Ville Platte

Gov. Edwards Announces $90 Million Investment by Cabot in Ville Platte

VILLE PLATTE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Cabot Corporation Senior Vice President Bart Kalkstein announced Cabot will make a $90 million capital investment to enhance the performance of its plant in Ville Platte, Louisiana. The facility manufactures carbon black, a key material that extends the life of tires and other rubber products. With […]

South Louisiana Success Stories: Bayou Rum

South Louisiana Success Stories: Bayou Rum

What does success in South Louisiana look like? It looks like Bayou Rum: A small-batch rum distillery that’s making a big splash in the global, high-end spirits industry. In only seven short years, Louisiana Spirits, the parent company of Bayou Rum, has experienced incredible growth and continues to expand its selection of premium expressions under […]

South Louisiana Business Recap

South Louisiana Business Recap

As 2020 gets off to a strong start, we’re looking back at the business development wins of 2019 and taking a moment to give thanks for what makes South Louisiana one of the most sought-after places for emerging business and talent. 2019 Business Development Totals In 2019, we joined forces across the region to help […]

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