LAFAYETTE & ACADIANA
WW II VETERANS – FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR
La Légion d’Honneur The French Legion of Honor is the Highest French Distinction. The French Legion of Honor was created to reward eminent military and civil merits in the service of France. In 2004, the French government began awarding the medal to any surviving World War II veteran who took part in the liberation of France.
How to Apply for the Legion of Honor: Upon presentation of their military file as detailed in this document, US veterans who served in France during World War II are eligible for this distinction.
VERTECH CITY is an international network concerned with the search for global and sustainable energy solutions, co-founded by Lafayette, Namur (Belgium), Poitiers (France) and Victoriaville (Canada).
History of the VERTECH network.
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE
An annual Lafayette festival of music, art, food and handicrafts, drawing visitors and participants from all over the world. This web site is in both French and English.
LAFAYETTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (LEDA)
"Resources to answer your business needs," where businesses can search a large database of companies, obtain technical business assistance, find help with government procurement, receive tax incentive counseling and search for available properties.
ACLA (Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana))
ACLA is an organization at the service of the Acadiana community in general and its Latin American members in particular. Our objective is to promote among its members and their families the fundamental values of our community: GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY and FRIENDS, while preserving our heritage.
ONEACADIANA (formerly, GREATER LAFAYETTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, is currently transforming into a national-caliber regional economic development organization serving a nine-parish (county) area in south Louisiana, with a long-term vision of making Acadiana one of the most high quality, sought after regions in the South for business and talent.
STATE OF LOUISIANA
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Information on tax and business incentives as well as other services the department provides such as company counseling for international trade.
LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM
A host of information regarding Louisiana, including where to go, where to stay and what to do.
Everything an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business in Louisiana. A video demonstration under FAQ in the right-hand menu bar shows how this procedure can be easy and helpful.
WORLD TRADE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS
Information on international trade relating to Louisiana, publications, statistics and trade events.
COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH IN LOUISIANA (CODOFIL)
Dedicated to the development, utilization, and preservation of the French language in Louisiana for the cultural, economic and touristic benefit of the state.
USA & WORLDWIDE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Department of Commerce provides export counseling, trade leads and statistics.
The official blog of The International Trade Administration.
The International Trade Administration series on top markets helps U.S. exporters compare opportunities.
The ITA. market assessment tool.
SOUTHERN U.S. TRADE ASSOCIATION
FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Develops and improves economic, commercial and financial relations between France
and the United States. Provides information on activities, publications and other topics.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Provides consulting and counseling services as well as financial assistance to new entrepreneurs and established businesses.