Booth sales for the 2019 LAGCOE in New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are already halfway sold out.
"The production work here is prevalent," said Southern Screen director Julie Bordelon. "Several companies have been putting together films."
"It's narrowed down to 21 projects that have strongest regional impact," Wayman said. Pat Lewis, Lafayette councilman for District 3, says more prep may save money in the long run.
"We'll have workshops for developers, business models and also very successful business owners," said Dustin Ortego, director of the Opportunity Machine.
"People don't like to deal with the traffic in south Lafayette. You can get around quicker in upper Lafayette."
Robyn Hamilton conducted a study this year to analyze the climate of minority owned businesses.
Group expands to historic Abbeville
There are a number of moving parts that make this research center go. Dr. Francois Villinger explains.
Since 2016, Step Up Acadiana has been assisting residents become new homebuyers.