The decision to move across state lines can be daunting, especially with the amount of factors to consider. Whether your goal is to find a place for a fresh start or a place where you can flourish in your career, you’re likely looking for more than just a change of scenery. You want a place that not only offers a high quality of life but also a vibrant, unique culture—without costing you big-city dollars
Recently, Gov. Edwards and LHC Group Chairman and CEO Keith Myers were joined by state, local, and federal officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the home health company’s $46 million expansion.
Recently, Gov. Edwards joined Andreas Löwenstein, CEO of Kopter Group AG, and a number of state, regional, and local officials to celebrate Kopter’s Selection of Lafayette for assembly of its newest helicopter, the SH09.
At this year’s HAI Heli-Expo, Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group AG CEO Andreas Löwenstein announced that the Switzerland-based helicopter company has chosen Lafayette, Louisiana, as its first North American location for production of its SH09 helicopter.
In a 2017 report from Software.org, the software industry created more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana. Since 2014, that’s a 21.7 percent increase in job creation, which has contributed $1.5 billion of direct value to the state’s GDP. Each year, more software and tech companies are choosing to open their doors, expand their business, and locate here, with many settling in South Louisiana because of the benefits the region offers to both the company and its employees.
Local technology firm Waitr, a company that deploys online apps for convenient delivery of restaurant food to customers in over 500 cities across the nation, recently announced alongside Gov. John Bel Edwards that it will be expanding to downtown Lafayette.
As production and offshore exploration in the Gulf of Mexico start showing signs of recovery, Bagwell Energy Services announces a $2.5 million capital investment at its Port of Delcambre fabrication center located in Iberia Parish. The expansion is estimated to create 150 new jobs over the next five years and retain 46 existing jobs. Indirectly, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is estimating the expansion and investment will result in 240 new indirect jobs in the Acadiana and surrounding regions.