One Acadiana works to make our region the most sought after place for emerging businesses and professional talent. The group works to attract and retain high-paying jobs in our area.
Across the nation about 70% of new job growth comes from existing industry, Troy Wayman the CEO of One Acadiana says over the past several years that number is even higher in our region.
“So far this year we have worked on projects that resulted in 470 jobs. Those jobs predominantly came from existing Industries that were expanding and growing,” says Wayman.
Throughout the year One Acadiana check inns with existing businesses to talk about what their needs are and what they are seeing in day to day business. Wayman says, “We want to improve the business climate and by doing so that helps us, not only help businesses grow but it helps us attract new businesses.”
After conducting several studies The Acadiana area is ready for emerging target industries like technology and healthcare. “We want to continue to focus on those areas because we have the resources and the infrastructure to help those companies thrive,” says Wayman.