Business + Innovation

Lafayette’s $10 billion economic problem

Lafayette needs to replace $10 billion in local GDP in the next five years or risk losing an entire generation of thinkers and doers.

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Unpacked

What the self-storage boom says about us and the things we won’t let go.

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City Smarter, Not Harder

Andrew Rodgers, a Chattanooga-based technologist, smiles as he speaks to an eager Acadiana audience, his hands moving like a Cajun grandmother. A keynote speaker at Lafayette’s inaugural Smart Community Summit, his energetic presentation to a room full of Lafayette notables is fueled by one driving force — belief in the powers of cooperation and technology. “Researchers and academia work in […]

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How To Fund A Better Lafayette

If balancing the bare necessities of providing and maintaining city services is not difficult enough, we city dwellers demand that our local governments deliver civic innovation to compete with rival municipalities on a regional, national and global scale. Though as the burden of paying for essential capital improvement projects rests more and more with local governments, cities are being asked […]

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