The Lafayette International Center was created as a division of the City of Lafayette in October of 1989, and officially opened its doors to the public in April 1990, in Lafayette's former city hall. Through the efforts of the Lafayette International Center, Lafayette is moving forward with a solid commitment to international trade and tourism development. A variety of trade-related resources are located in Le Centre International, allowing optimal interaction with local and visiting foreign trade development officials and business people. With a strong commitment to trade, Lafayette stands to develop new markets for expanded production and enhanced relationships with our trade/tourism partners.
With the merger of the City and Parish (county) administrations in 1996, Le Centre International became a division of the Executive Office of the Lafayette Consolidated Government.