Lafayette Parish - 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 with multiple chambers of commerce, business alliances and economic development partners which support a thriving business climate in the parish:
One Acadiana - One Acadiana is a business-led, privately-funded economic development organization serving a nine-parish (county) area in South Louisiana. One Acadiana's vision is to make the region one of the most sought-after places in the South for emerging businesses and professional talent. Representing more than 1,200 businesses throughout the area, One Acadiana serves as the central business organization for Lafayette – providing leadership on local issues as well as the services and resources of a traditional business association.
For membership information with One Acadiana, visit http://www.oneacadiana.org/.
Broussard Chamber of Commerce - The Broussard Chamber of Commerce is a registered member of the National Chamber of Commerce and partners with other state, parish and local organizations to support our local business community. The Chamber hosts monthly luncheons with informative speakers, ribbon cuttings and quarterly After Hours events sponsored by a Chamber member. The membership is comprised of over 200 commercial organizations anchored in various industries inclusive of retail, hospitality, food service, communications, mining services, manufacturing, medical, insurance, financial services, and real estate, among others. Members of the Chamber have also become involved with the Acadiana Regional Alliance and Le Festival du Bon Temps a’ Broussard.
Carencro Business Association - The Carencro Business Association's mission is to "build business in the Carencro and surrounding areas by promoting existing business and working to attract new business." The CBA is a great resource for business networking and support.
Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Lafayette Parish North Regional Library in Carencro. For more information, please email the Carencro Business Association
or contact current President Charlie Brunt at (337) 886-9431. You may also contact membership chairperson Cindy Cole at (337) 572-2915.
Greater SWLA Black Chamber of Commerce envisions a community of friendly interdependent relationships with diverse cultural, economic and educational opportunities to create an unparalleled quality of life. GSLBCC is structured to economically empower and sustain African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the community. A 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Lafayette, Louisiana, GSLBCC is organized to advance and protect the general welfare and prosperity of African American owned businesses throughout Southwest Louisiana and serves as the Louisiana delegate for the National Black Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Business Association - The Scott Business Association, Inc. is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that makes its mission to provide small business with a meaningful voice in state and federal governments. The SBA is dedicated to advocating the views of small business to elected officials and policy makers.
Youngsville Chamber of Commerce - The Youngsville Chamber of Commerce is an organization developed in 2005 by local business owners and leaders. The mission of the Chamber is to cultivate an environment that encourages Youngsville residents and business owners to create relationships in order to develop greater support of local business and generate ideas to improve the quality of life in our community.