- With an estimated 225,000+ population, the centrally-located parish (county) of Lafayette serves as an economic center of Louisiana. The region's legendary joie de vivre is known around the globe, creating a unique environment for work and play. But Lafayette is also home to a world-class workforce, an integrated transportation network, a diversified business base, preeminent high-tech infrastructure, and a metropolitan appeal. For more information on Lafayette Parish visit www.lafayette.org
Lafayette Parish is made up of six municipalities:
Broussard - Where southern hospitality and charm meet rapid economic development and cutting edge technology. On the horizon, a $60 million, 340,000-square-foot retail center on busy U.S. 90, called Acadian Crossing, is expected to open it by summer 2016. This prime location will attract shoppers from St. Mary Parish to Lafayette. The developers expect the center to be fully occupied in a few years.
Carencro – Brings a community-oriented quality of life, along with a progressive approach to business. Located near the crossroads of I-10 and I-49, Carencro is perfectly situated for economic development interests, as well as families seeking a community to call home.
- The village of Duson was incorporated on December 16, 1909. Originally known as “Duson Station,” the town was designed by the Louisiana Western Railroad and named after the land developer Curley Duson. Duson is unique because its footprint is in both Lafayette and Acadia Parishes.
– The center of Cajun and Creole heritage, Lafayette is recognized as a community that embraces technology, boasts a strong university, and celebrates the arts and culture. Lafayette was named the happiest city in the U.S., and with one bite of the delicious local cuisine, visitors understand why! In the last couple of years, Southern Living magazine and Rand McNally/USA Today awarded Lafayette the “Best Food” titles.
– Hailed as the “Boudin Capital of the World,” Scott is where the West begins and hospitality never ends. A progressive city that maintains a great quality of life for citizens, Scott also offers quality businesses that enhance the community. The fun loving spirit of Scott in addition to the blended cultures regularly attracts visitors and new residents.
- Life truly is sweeter in the City of Youngsville. Sugar Cane farming has been a way of life for many years in this quaint city. Even though Youngsville has grown at a rapid pace, the strong cultural heritage remains true to this day.