Acadia’s economic development goals to be examined
By: Paul Kedinger
Acadia Parish’s economic development targets north of Interstate 10 will be reviewed by the parish’s Economic Development Plan Steering Committee on Friday morning, June 24, during a 10 a.m. session in the Police Jury courthouse meeting room.
In a previous session, representatives of Taimerica Management Company hired by the Acadia Parish Police Jury, issued their assessment of the parish and region to attract new industry and aid expansion of existing industries, with the focus on areas south of Interstate 10.
The committee will also discuss the vision and priorities for a public workshop slated for 9 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at the LSU AgCenter.
Jury Secretary-Treasurer and Committee Chairman Terry Lacombe reports he has sent out invitations to the parish’s mayors, council members, state legislators and others interested in the parish’s economic development to participate in the workshop.
Committee members include Mayors Greg Jones, Jim Petitjean, David Fruge, Robert Istre, Roger Boudreaux, Cynthia McDaniel, and Anthony Borille, Police Juror Thomas J. Sonnier, School Supt. John E. Bourque, and community representatives, Greg Gouthreaux, Lafayette Economic Development, Pat Miers of LTC Acadian Campus, Chris LeBas, John Daniel Gielen III, LSUE Chancellor William Nunez, Jim Prevost, Parish Engineer Karl Aucoin, Jury Grants Manager Peggy Romero, and Rebecca Shirley, Acadiana regional director of economic development.