A surprising gain of 2.5 million jobs and unexpected drop in the U.S. unemployment rate for May provided a glimmer of hope that Louisiana could be on the same track with its jobless claims taking a downward turn.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory argue in separate letters in favor of allowing live music at restaurants, clubs and other venues, despite an apparent prohibition in Phase 2 of the governor's order…
Reusing the soon-to-be-empty J.C. Penney space at the Acadiana Mall will take some creativity, especially with the current state of retail, one commercial real estate agent said.
Acadiana’s restaurants, churches, gyms and businesses were ready to capitalize on relaxed safety standards as Louisiana moved into Phase 2 of its reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heidi Melancon is regional director for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
With businesses preparing for Friday's Phase 2 reopening of Louisiana's economy, the state fire marshal Thursday outlined details of "practical ways and solutions” sought by owners and even a compromise on table-distancing for restaurants.
Taxable sales in Lafayette Parish in April dropped to its lowest monthly total in over two years and posted the lowest total for April since 2011.
Housing advocates in Lafayette are concerned the ending of the eviction moratoriums in Louisiana and nationwide could lead to problems local officials “are not prepared to deal with,” one advocate said.
Several members of the Moody College of Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were recognized during the college’s annual faculty and staff awards.
The number of people continuing to receive unemployment in Louisiana has taken a downward turn as more businesses reopen from the state's stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Ken Veron is owner and proprietor of Café Vermilionville along with his wife, Andrea Veron, and is also chair of Eat Lafayette, the annual summertime campaign that supports locally owned restaurants.
Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory hasn't ruled out using CREATE money to help local dance schools hold their annual revues at the Heymann Center for Performing Arts.
The Australian parent company behind the Magnolia LNG project near Lake Charles canceled a deal to sell the operation to a British business with a significant presence in Lafayette in late May.
The Acadiana Workforce Solutions One-Stop Centers and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority will host a Zoom webinar to help job seekers manage and get the most out of their virtual job search.
Olivia Savoie, co-founder of Raconteur Story Writing Services, has built a successful enterprise preserving lives and legacies through the written word.
Lafayette leaders learned an important lesson in the mid-1980s as the price of oil, along with the local economy, crashed: Industry diversification would be integral to the region's survival in the years ahead.
C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC has named to its water resources team Kazungu Maitaria, a scientist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research at the NOAA/NWS/OWP National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Lafayette officials won't shut down indoor or outdoor live music events, despite restrictions put in place by the governor's office under the Phase 1 reopening.
The Baton Rouge region dropped 52,800 jobs in April compared to the year before, a tally that reflects how the region was standing after the first full month of the stay-at-home order issued to control the coronavirus pandemic.
The J.C. Penney store in the Stirling Lafayette shopping center on Louisiana Avenue was one of the first to open in Louisiana as the struggling retailer announced a round of store openings Thursday.
Although coronavirus restrictions in Louisiana prompted many local businesses to close temporarily, some Lafayette spots seem to have shuttered for good.
The number of people in Louisiana filing jobless claims for the first time narrowed further last week, while those continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose slightly to 328,409 for the week ending May 23.
A Georgia real estate development company is planning a 120-unit apartment complex next to J. Wallace James Elementary School if the project gets approval for a rezoning from the Lafayette City Council.
Passenger traffic at Lafayette Regional Airport is starting to bounce back this month after it plummeted due to the coronavirus shutdown.
Discount retailer Tuesday Morning plans to close about 230 low-performing stores after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, the fifth major retailer to do so since the cornovirus pandemic.
The team from Teurlings Catholic will face teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and north Louisiana in the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge State Finals at 1 p.m. Thursday online.
Waitr Holdings Inc., a Louisiana-based online food delivery business, promoted from within for its newest chief financial officer after its previous top financial executive resigned in late May.
New Orleans-based Pointe LNG hired a financial adviser to raise $4 billion from investors for its liquefied natural gas export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.
Courthouses in the 15th Judicial District reopened last week following the COVID-19 shutdown, but many matters were conducted by video during the shutdown.
Reflecting back on things, Ryan Trahan is thankful he wasn't able to open his new downtown restaurant Vestal earlier in the year.