A series exploring the highs and lows of Lafayette’s economy, providing critical commentary about what’s working and what’s not.

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Column: Lafayette isn’t paying competitive wages

New data shows wages in Lafayette aren’t competitive with other parts of the state or the country. That means many people are having to take a hometown discount to stay or move here.

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COLUMN: LUS Fiber has lost its edge

Building LUS Fiber was intended to make Lafayette more competitive. Now, as it diverts its attention to expansions, Fiber is not living up to its potential.

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