Acadiana businesses interested in participating in the multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas industry and petrochemical projects in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes can attend one or both informational sessions scheduled this month.

The Lafayette Economic Development Authority along with the Cameron Parish Police Jury will host a seminar titled “Business Opportunities: LNG Projects in Cameron Parish” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Cameron Parish School Board Educational Conference Center in Cameron. The Lafayette session will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise in Lafayette, according to an LEDA news release.

The seminars will include projects in the petrochemical industry in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes.

“The petrochemical projects locating in southwest Louisiana offer numerous opportunities for the community in a time when many companies and individuals are facing economic uncertainty in the wake of the energy downturn,” said Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA president and CEO. “LEDA will continue to work with our allies in the region and the companies through the planning, construction and operation phases to maximize the local economic impact of these projects.”

There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat for the event in Cameron, log onto lngeducationsession-cameronevent.eventbrite.com. For the event in Lafayette, go to lngeducationsession-lafayetteevent.eventbrite.com.

Representatives from companies with projects — Commonwealth LNC, Delfin USA, G2 LCG, SCT&E LNG and Venture Global LNG — will share information on construction schedules and what will be required from contractors.

“Partnering with LEDA to educate local businesses and contractors is an excellent way to help ensure that our residents see the benefits of these multibillion-dollar facilities being built in Cameron Parish,” said Clair Hebert Marceaux, director of economic development for Cameron Parish government.

When work on the projects start, LEDA and Cameron Parish officials said, they will coordinate job fairs for those seeking employment.

For more information, contact Mark D. Mouton, LEDA, at (337) 593-1409 or markm@lafayette.org; or Clair Hebert Marceaux, Cameron Parish Police Jury, at (337) 775-5718 extension 125 or ClairH@camtel.net.