It's no secret Lafayette is one of the best mid-sized cities for economic growth.
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Lafayette Parish's unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the state at 5% and Acadiana's small businesses could be part of the solution.
Wednesday the Lafayette Economic Development Authority held its monthly luncheon for small business owners. It gives them a chance to share ideas, problems and solutions that come with starting a business.
According to Paul Ayo, the owner of E's Kitchen in Lafayette, the LEDA luncheon helps promote his business to other businesses.
Ayo went on to share that there is no better place to start a business than Lafayette because of everything that is offered here from its technology, to the people. Lafayette holds the networking luncheons every first Wednesday of the month.