Welcome to Lafayette, a city known for its rich Cajun heritage, delicious food and joie de vivre. Lafayette is also quickly becoming a hub of business, technology, medicine and arts in the state of Louisiana. In this section, you will find everything you need to know about living and experiencing the unique culture of Lafayette.
Lafayette isn't just called the "Hub City” for its culture. The business arena has diversified from its history in oil and gas to include technology, manufacturing and medical. From major corporations to small businesses, Lafayette and the Acadiana region have great representation in all areas of industry. Acadiana's top 10 businesses bring in almost $1 billion annually, and oil and gas is still a major player in the industry. Acadiana is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and new businesses are popping up and succeeding every day.
If you are relocating to the area, click here to request a relocation packet.
Energy continues to be a driving force in the world economy. Not only does it fuel our cars, our factories
and our homes, but Energy has become one of the major factors making up the
political landscape of our country.
With a long history rich in technology
innovation, from the first GPS satellite to revolutionary advances in drilling
and beyond, it should be no surprise that Lafayette has positioned itself to
become a leader in the 21st century economy.
In his second term, a businessman and longtime business owner, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and former Chairman of the Board of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to the property tax, there is an eight percent sales tax in the city of Lafayette. This includes four percent state sales tax, two percent school board tax and two percent city tax. Certain exemptions apply.
The intersection of Interstates 10 and 49 serves as a strategic advantage in transportation and accessibility into and out of the parish. Additionally, Lafayette can be easily reached by means of the Southern Pacific Railways, the Lafayette Regional Airport and by intercoastal waterway.
In Lafayette, you can stay in luxury, stay in history or stay in budget. Visitors to the Lafayette area find plenty of comfortable places to stay, ranging from historic bed and breakfasts to modern motels and hotels with all the amenities.
Relocating is a big step. In addition to finding a home, you need to make sure the community you are considering really suits your needs. Lafayette is quickly growing with additional restaurants and retail space and there are over 100 subdivisions within the city of Lafayette.