Hundreds of communities across North America are marking May 6-11, 2019 as the fourth annual Economic Development Week (EDW), celebrating the contributions by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.
“Economic development is at the core of every community, large and small, urban and rural. Increased awareness of the profession and its work is vital to growing our communities collaboratively” said IEDC President & CEO, Jeffrey A. Finkle, CEcD. “IEDC is thrilled to host this annual celebration to raise the profile of our profession and celebrate the dedicated, hardworking economic developers working in every corner of the globe.”
Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, EDW increases awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere. EDW includes activities in communities large and small designed to highlight the importance of economic development and the good work that economic developers do every day.
Here at the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce, we are the economic development engine, the voice of business in our community, serving as an advocate for business owners and working every day to make our community a better place.
Opportunities for Economic Development in Acadia Parish are bountiful! Acadia Parish offers access to U.S. Highways, railroads, numerous water ways
The parish itself has hosts higher education assets, notably LSU at Eunice and South Louisiana Community College here in Crowley. Its seamless location on the Interstate 10 corridor allows the parish a close proximity to two of Louisiana’s largest universities: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and McNeese State University in Lake Charles. Acadia is also home to two research centers of excellence both off U.S. Highway 90, University of Louisiana-Lafayette/CLECO Alternative Energy Research Facility and the LSU Rice Research Station, which has globally impacted the evolving rice industry.
The Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce exists to be a catalyst for business growth, a convener for leaders and influencers, and the champion for stronger communities. To learn more about our organization, visit our website here.