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Acadiana businesses set to boom in 2020

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Acadiana saw tremendous economic growth throughout 2019, as more and more jobs came to the area. 2020 is looking just as bright with new businesses and projects in the works.  

Starting in Acadia Parish, the Capital Parkway
Service Road in Crowley is set to bring more business into the city. One final
phase of construction on the road is set to kick off in 2020. This comes after
estimates on the project grew over the year.

“The property that is along our Parkway is owned
by Mr. Dave Branton and his family,” said Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux. “They are
currently developing it and we are very excited that they are moving forward
with this.”

Within the central part of St. Landry Parish, a
new project is in the works. The Gateway to Acadiana will feature stores, an RV
resort, a cultural community center, and a multi-use facility.

“We are bringing a lot of additional tax revenue
in as these businesses come online, even if it’s restaurants and retail
segments,” said SLED Economic Development Group spokesperson Bill Rodier. “You
are also creating jobs and providing opportunities for citizens.”

He explains that they are working alongside developers
and Boyd Gaming, the company that owns Evangeline Downs.

In Lafayette Parish, Innovate south, a
cross-industry conference held at the ACA, saw 589 small business owners who
came to the first-ever conference.

“Having a conference like this is right in line
with exactly what we try to do as business owners,” said Rodney Hess of Rally
Marketing. “Which is help small businesses expand, grow, and define their voice.”

To stay up-to-date with development throughout the region, head to
our website KLFY.com under Moving Acadiana Forward.

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